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Honoring Military Heroes
By AlphaNews
9/15/2017 7:31:00 AM  
Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day, which always falls on the 3rd Friday of September. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1998, the day honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. In tribute to this day we are launching two limited-edition flight jackets.  Each one was inspired by the story of military heroes. Learn more about each jacket and the serv Read More »



Tags: Fear the Bones, Jack Ernie, POW/MIA, Jolly Rogers
Categories: News, Military History
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Patriot Day
By AlphaNews
9/14/2017 9:08:00 AM  
               On Patriot Day, we honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terror attacks on 9/11 as well as those individuals who rose up during our country’s darkest hour to aid their fellow citizens. It is a day of prayer and remembrance. Across the nation, flags are flown at half-staff as a mark of respect and many people observe a moment of si Read More »



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Three New Releases
By AlphaNews
9/11/2017 7:33:00 AM  
This month we will be releasing six special jackets. Get a sneak peek of them here and check back when they go on sale to see the full jackets and the story behind each one.MA-1 POW/MIA"You Are Not Forgotten" Flight JacketIn honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day we are releasing a small number of this special flight jacket. The bomber is to pay tribute to those U.S. servicemen and women who were prisio Read More »



Tags: Fear the Bones, POW/MIA, Stutterheim, Jolly Rogers
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History Behind The Souvenir Jacket
By AlphaNews
8/30/2017 9:29:00 AM  
In recent years, the souvenir jacket has gained popularity on both the runways and the streets. Despite their recent resurgence, souvenir jackets have a storied past dating back the end of WWII when U.S. servicemen and women stationed in Japan would commission these embroidered hand-made jackets as literal souvenirs to bring home. The original souvenir jacket, or sukajan in Ja Read More »



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10 Things You Should Know About Pea Coats
By AlphaNews
8/29/2017 4:22:00 PM  
The classic wool U.S. Navy Pea Coat is a silhouette that has been worn for years. This timeless piece is perfect for a preppy, nautical style. Throughout the years Alpha has produced pea coats for men, women and kids. Brush up on your pea coat basics with these 10 facts. 1) While its origin story is up for debate, the most popular explanation is that it dates back to the 1800s when the Dutch, wh Read More »



Tags: pea coats, USN, kids pea coats, men's, women's
Categories: Military History
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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
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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 »



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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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