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National Airborne Day
By AlphaNews
8/14/2017 8:51:00 AM  
National Airborne Day commemorates the first official army parachute jump on August 16th, 1940. It was designated a national holiday by George W. Bush in 2001 to honor all airborne divisions in the U.S. Armed Forces.  The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting troops into combat. Eventually, unde Read More »



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Categories: Events, Military History, Holidays
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Alpha Salutes James McCloughan
By AlphaNews
8/2/2017 8:55:00 AM  
This week President Trump presented the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force, the Medal of Honor, to former Army medic James McCloughan.  He was honored at a White House ceremony earlier this week for repeatedly risking his life to help treat and save fellow soldiers.  McCloughan, know as Doc among his unit, was just 23 years old when he was deployed to Vietnam. Read More »



Tags: Medal of Honor, President Trump, James McCloughan, Vietnam, Army
Categories: News, Military History
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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard
By AlphaNews
7/29/2017 6:57:00 PM  
Happy 227th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard! The Coast Guard is the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. , the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard put it best when he said, "We protect those on the Sea, We prot Read More »



Tags: US Coast Guard, Birthday, Semper Paratus, Alexander Hamilton
Categories: Military History
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GI Joe x Alpha
By AlphaNews
7/17/2017 9:41:00 AM  
Just in time for ComicCon, Alpha has partnered with Bait and Hasbro to launch a limited-edition G.I. Joe capsule collection.  The collection includes a  special G.I. Joe L-2B bomber jacket and a collectible Duke action figure wearing a mini version of the jacket. The collection launches later this week at San Diego's ComicCon and will be available for a  limited time Read More »



Tags: Bait, Hasbro, GI Joe, action figure
Categories: Military History, Pop Culture
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A Flag Day #AlphaMission
By AlphaNews
6/12/2017 6:07:00 AM  
In the U.S, June 14th is known as Flag Day. It commemorates the 1777 resolution by the Second Continental Congress that officially adopted our American flag. The day was first proclaimed to be Flag Day by the president in 1916 and recognized by Congress in 1949. The day is celebrated with several parades across the country. This Flag Day we take a closer look at Old Glory as part of an important t Read More »



Tags: Flag Day, Blood Chits, #alphamission, US Navy, Otto
Categories: Military History, Holidays, Alpha Mission
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10 Facts About the U.S. Armed Forces
By AlphaNews
5/20/2017 8:42:00 AM  
May is Military Appreciation Month. Throughout the month members of the U.S. Armed Forces are honored via ceremonies, parades and discounts at a variety of businesses.  Today is Armed Forces Day, the culmination of Armed Forces Week and a formal day to recognize and show appreciation for those who serve. To celebrate this holiday we present 10 facts about the U.S. Armed Forces.Fact #1:  Read More »



Tags: US Armed Forces, 10 Facts, US military, armed forces day, military appreciation month
Categories: Military History
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Military Appreciation Month: Honoring Ernest Franklin Phillips Jr
By AlphaNews
5/15/2017 7:01:00 PM  
Throughout Military Appreciation Month we will be honoring U.S. military members, active and retired, for their service and sacrifice. Our next hero is Ernest Franklin Phillips Jr, known as Phil to his friends.  A typical California kid during the 50s, he enlisted in the Air Force so he could learn to fly and work on aircraft. He served as part of the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron whos Read More »



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Military Monday Sweepstakes
By AlphaNews
5/8/2017 1:13:00 AM  
As a way to celebrate our military roots and reward you, every Monday we are sharing a #MilitaryMonday Trivia Question on our @alphaindustries Twitter feed. These questions will relate to the month’s theme, latest historical blog and our military-inspired style. Here’s where you come in - in order to be entered to win Alpha patches, retweeting the #MilitaryMonday question with the Read More »



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Categories: Military History, Alpha Mission
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Alpha at the D.C. Military Flight Jacket Event
By AlphaNews
3/27/2017 3:38:00 AM  
Earlier this month, members of the Alpha team attended the annual Flight Jacket reception for all current and former naval aviators in the DC area. About every 18 months, the ANA Washington-Anacostia Squadron and Tailhook Washington, DC Ready Room carry out this event to allow for Naval and former Naval personal to connect, mingle, and share stories through their flight jackets. This year there w Read More »



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Put a Pin In It
By Alpha News
3/9/2017 10:36:00 PM  
The Brand Pack This set includes two of our iconic logos… the Flying A and the Remove Before Flight tag. The Flying A is Alpha’s brand logo which takes an A and combines it with the three bars from our labels. It was these three bars that helped our factory workers quickly distinguish the commercial product from the military inventory.The Remove Before Flight tag is found on our signa Read More »



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Categories: News, Military History, Style
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