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Fair Winds, Following Seas Mr. Hefner
By AlphaNews
9/28/2017 7:39:00 AM  
 © Glenn Francis Yesterday Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner passed away. He started the publication in 1953 and grew the magazine into a worldwide title. While controversial at times, one constant was Playboy's support of the U.S. Armed Forces. Whether it was supporting the USO or sending the Bunnies overseas to entertain our troops, Mr. Hefner and Playboy Enterprises felt an all Read More »



Tags: Vandy 1, Playboy, Hugh Hefner, USO, military
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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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Get to Know Our Fall/Winter 2017 Collection
By AlphaNews
8/9/2017 3:16:00 PM  
The Alpha Industries Fall/Winter 2017 Collection delves into new territory, taking inspiration from U.S. military parariggers. Formed in 1940, pararigger units have played a crucial role in conflicts throughout military history such as the Persian Gulf War where they were responsible for the packing and repair of parachutes as well as military uniforms and gear. During the course of a mission, it Read More »



Tags: FW17 Collection, US Military Parariggers, Fusion, Ally, Construct, hybrid, mix media
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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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10 Things You Should Know About NASA
By AlphaNews
7/24/2017 8:30:00 AM  
10 Things You Should Know About NASA 1. NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration and was created by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 in response to the Soviet Union’s Launch of the first artificial satellite the previous year.2.The goal of sending a man to the moon was set by President John F. Kennedy at the end of the 1960s. The first men walked on the moon 9 years Read More »



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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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Check Out Alpha Europe
By Alpha News
3/19/2017 9:29:00 PM  
Calling all European customers… we have introduced a new Alpha site, alphaindustries.de. Now you can get all your Alpha gear faster and save on shipping and tax costs. So head on over and check out the latest releases. 1) Why is there an AlphaIndustries.de? AlphaIndustries.de was created to better serve our European customers in terms of product selection, speed and costs of shipping. All Read More »



Tags: Alpha Industries Europe, Q&A, shipping to Europe
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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 »



Tags: Alpha Industries, Pintrill, pins, military machines, brand pins
Categories: News, Military History, Style
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