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Jackets for a Cause
By Alpha News
2/23/2017 4:12:00 AM  
The A-2 and G-1 leather bomber jackets were used by the U.S. Armed Forces during the 1930s and 1940s. U.S. military pilots would wear them to keep warm at the higher altitudes. Many of these aviators would decorate both their planes and jackets with nose art, a painting or design put on the front of an airplane. It started as a way to quickly identify friends Vs enemies, but became a form of self- Read More »



Tags: Jackets for charity, leather bombers, Tuskegee Airmen, WASPs, nose art
Categories: Military History, Philanthrophy
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Meet Sweet Pea & Crunchy
By AlphaNews
2/4/2017 1:52:00 AM  
At the end of 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed that moving foward February 4 would be known as USO Day and urged the people of the United States to give their enthusiastic support to the United Service Organizations. The USO started back in 1941 with the mission of providing morale and recreational services to the U.S. servicemen. During WWII the tradition of providing entertainment to Read More »



Tags: Warrior Flight Team, USO Day, Crunchy, Sweet Pea, air shows, profile series
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Visiting the Red Cross
By AlphaNews
6/9/2016 7:50:00 AM  
As part of our ongoing relationship with the Red Cross, National Capital Region, Mike Cirker, our CEO, and Michael McCartin, Alpha's Director of Global Military and Government Sales, visited their facility in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Red Cross's presence at Ft. Belvoir started in the 1940s and their headquarters building itself has history. At the beginning of WWII there was a surge Read More »



Tags: Red Cross, National Capitol Region, homeless veterans, Fort Belvoir
Categories: News, Philanthrophy
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A Day at the Air Show
By AlphaNews
5/31/2016 8:06:00 AM  
Local military families enjoyed a day at the Manassas Air Show thanks to Our Military Kids, Warrior Flight Team, and Alpha Industries. Alpha invited families with a parent who is either active duty military or a wounded veteran to spend the day at Manassas Regional Airport for the annual Manassas Air Show. To bring the families to the show, Alpha partnered with one of our corporate philanthropies, Read More »



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Celebrating a Warrior: LCpl Eli Tice
By AlphaNews
5/17/2016 11:28:00 AM  
Warrior Flight Team, one of Alpha's corporate philanthropies, is dedicated to helping wounded military veterans transition back into civilian life by providing opportunities and scholarships for job placement and training. This includes meeting with military veterans and their families, giving rides in one of the two team fighter jets, and providing connections for job training in a variety of fie Read More »



Tags: Eli Tice, Warrior Flight Team, pilots, wounded warriors, Alpha Industries
Categories: News, Philanthrophy
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Month of the Military Child Interview: Cole and Brady
By AlphaNews
4/28/2016 9:05:00 AM  
The final interterview in our Month of the Military Child series is with Brady and Cole. Brady is seven years old, and he likes Legos and to go fishing with his dad. Cole is ten years old, and is a very good runner and plays soccer. He loves school and has many friends. Their dad has served two deployments as a member of the U.S. Navy reserves. What is your favorite subject in school?  Why?B Read More »



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Month of the Military Child Interview: Erin and Hannah
By AlphaNews
4/26/2016 8:21:00 AM  
 Meet Erin and Hannah, the next in our Month of the Military Child interview series. Erin is 10 years old and in 4th grade, and Hannah is 8 years old in 3rd grade. Their dad is a member of the U.S. Army Spcecial Forces. Erin enjoys all outdoor activities, hiking, biking, running, fishing, and archery and jumping on the trampoline. She takes gymnastics and hopes to join a competition team in t Read More »



Tags: military, child, April
Categories: Philanthrophy
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Month of the Military Child Interview: Kathryn
By AlphaNews
4/19/2016 11:07:00 AM  
Next up in our Military Children interview series is Kathryn. She is six years old, and will be seven this summer! Her favorite colors are green, blue and pink, and her favorite ice cream flavor is mint (just like daddy). Kathryn enjoys Taekwondo and going to the movies with mom (and dad when he is around). Kathryn's father is a member of the Army National Guard.   Question:  What is y Read More »



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Month of the Military Child Interview: Logan, Scotty, and Ryan
By AlphaNews
4/13/2016 8:37:00 AM  
Next up in our interview series are Logan, Scotty, and Ryan. Their dad is a member of the U.S. Navy. Logan is 12, Scotty is 10, and Ryan is 9. They are all very active and participate in Kempo, a form of Japanese martial arts through the Our Military Kids grant program.  Scotty in particular likes to run, and he has completed two 5Ks with his mom.  What is your favorite subject in schoo Read More »



Tags: military, child, April
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Month of the Military Child Interview: BJ and Kendal
By AlphaNews
4/8/2016 12:31:00 PM  
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, recognizing the unique sacrifice that military children and families make when a parent is a member of the Armed Forces. In honor of the Month of the Military Child, Alpha is proud to feature a series of interviews with military children from various branches of the  Armed Forces. This was made possible through Our Military Kids, an orga Read More »



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