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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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Happy 380th Birthday National Guard
By AlphaNews
12/13/2016 8:00:00 AM  
Today we celebrate the 280th Birthday of the U.S. National Guard. In 1636, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem made a declaration that any able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to join the militia. It simply stated that citizen-soldiers who assembled for military training could be and would be called upon to fight when needed. This was the first continuous militia to be Read More »



Tags: National Guard, Birthday, History
Categories: Events, Military History
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Happy 57th Alpha Industries
By AlphaNews
10/17/2016 4:27:00 AM  
Today marks the 57th anniversary of the day our founder, Samuel Gelber, incorporated his new company whose mission was to outfit the brave servicemen of the U.S. Armed Forces. Alpha Industries quickly took on subcontracting work making the MA-1 Flight Jacket and by Dec 1959 we had our first official Department of Defense contract. The rest they say is history, but we have come a long way in thes Read More »



Tags: Alpha Industries, 57th birthday, jacket histories, Hypebeast
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Celebrate NASA's Birthday and Win!
By ALPHANEWS
7/29/2016 8:00:00 AM  
(Photo Credit: Alex, Sneakerheadinthebay) Congratulations to winners Valerie G., Zach, Ray J. and Mark A.! Thanks to all who entered, and good luck on your #AlphaMission!In celebration of NASA's 58th birthday we are giving away some of our MA-1 Flight Jackets. Enter for your chance to win the Apollo MA-1 or NASA MA-1! Four lucky winners will be announced on July 30th. Details, rules a Read More »



Tags: NASA, birthday, bomber giveaway, space exploration, Apollo
Categories: Events, Alpha Mission
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Happy 58th Birthday NASA!
By AlphaNews
7/29/2016 6:56:00 AM  
On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act (NASA) into law – and officially kicked off the Space Age. It’s safe to say that over the past five decades, NASA has radically altered the way we see our place in the cosmos, from walks on the moon and the International Space Station to more recent adventures like the New Horizon spacecraf Read More »



Tags: NASA, birthday, flight suits, MA-1, bombers, Apollo
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Happy Birthday National Guard
By AlphaNews
12/13/2015 7:28:00 AM  
On this date in 1636, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem made a declaration that any able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to join the militia. This established three permanent regiments to defend the colony.  While they helped the settlers deal with disease, poor sanitation and harsh weather, it was the battle against the Pequot Indian tribe that was their fi Read More »



Tags: National Guard, Birthday, Army National Guard, 1636
Categories: Events, Military History
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Out of This World: Celebrating 57 Years of NASA
By AlphaNews
7/29/2015 5:34:00 AM  
On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act (NASA) into law – and officially kicked off the Space Age. It’s safe to say that over the past five decades, NASA has radically altered the way we see our place in the cosmos, from walks on the moon and the International Space Station to more recent adventures like the New Horizon spacecraf Read More »



Tags: NASA, birthday, flight suits, MA-1, bombers, Apollo
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Happy 240th U.S. Army
By AlphaNews
6/14/2015 8:19:00 AM  
    When the American Revolutionary War broke out the colonists didn’t have an army to fight against the British. Instead each had a militia made up of part-time civilian soldiers. As the conflict intensified, they started to train small regiments. Then on June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress voted to establish a Continental Army to defend all 13 colonies. The small regi Read More »



Tags: US Army, birthday, founding, history, 240th
Categories: Military History
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Alpha Korea Knows How to Party
By AlphaNews
12/9/2014 9:49:00 AM  
December 2014: This year marked the 55th year of operation for Alpha Industries. Celebrations were held here in the US as well as around the globe. Alpha Korea marked the occassion with a party complete with food, music, lots of jackets, a wall of 55 looks, an airplane wing crashing through a wall and an oversized "Remove Before Flight" ribbons. Take a look!  Read More »



Tags: Alpha Korea, 55th anniversary, Alpha birthday, celebration
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Happy Birthday Marines!
By AlphaNews
11/10/2014 7:57:00 AM  
On 10 November 2014, we want to wish the U.S. Marine Corps a very happy 239th birthday.The U.S. Marine Corps was formed in 1775 and officially became a vital component of the U.S. Department of the Navy in 1834. Highly trained in amphibious combat, today’s U.S. Marines continue to protect liberty and freedom by operating posts on land and aboard warships around the world. The men and women w Read More »



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