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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
Categories: News, Military History
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Patriot's Day at the Park
By AlphaNews
9/10/2017 3:35:00 PM  
To honor our U.S. servicemen and women Kings Dominion in Virginia held Patriot's Day, a private day at the amusement park for these brave heroes and their families. It was done in honor of  9/11, now known as Patriot's Day or National Day of Remembrance. We, along with organizations such as NWR Washington and Navy Federal Credit Union, sponsored military families at the event. For A Read More »



Tags: Our Military Kids, Patriot's Day, Kings Dominion
Categories: Events
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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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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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A Few Good Men
By Alpha News
3/24/2017 8:20:00 PM  
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be given to an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 1990 Congress designated March 25 as “National Medal of Honor Day.” This date was chosen because it was the date in 1863 that the very first Medals of Honor were awarded to six members of Andrew’s Raiders. Learn Read More »



Tags: Medal of Honor Day, Military Bowl, highest military honor
Categories: Holidays
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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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Celebrating Women's History Month: The Legacy of the WASPs
By AlphaNews
3/5/2017 4:46:00 PM  
Today we sat down with Naomi Wadsworth, call sign Sweet Pea, to learn more about the W.A.S.P.S- Women Air Service Pilots- who served during WWII. Sweet Pea is a pilot and member of Alpha’s corporate philanthropy The Warrior Flight Team.    AI: What were the WASPs and why were they necessary?  SP: WASPS, or Women Air Service Pilots, were civilian female pilots that flew airp Read More »



Tags: WASPs, pilots, women in the military, Women's History Month
Categories: Military History, Holidays
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It's Bowl Time
By AlphaNews
12/28/2016 11:18:00 PM  
Members of the Alpha Industries team headed to Annapolis, MD, for the 8th year of the Military Bowl. This year's big game was between Wake Forest and Temple. And while the play on the field was action-packed, the true heroes of the day were the Medal of Honor recipients.Six Medal of Honor recipients, the military's highest honor, were recognized at a pre-game parade and reception, as well as, duri Read More »



Tags: Military Bowl, college football, Temple, Wake Forest, Navy
Categories: Events
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National Day of the Deployed
By AlphaNews
10/26/2016 8:22:00 AM  
Each day, thousands of U.S. troops are deployed around the globe. They leave behind families, friends, loved ones, and all of the comforts of home in the service of their country. In an effort to recognize the contributions and sacrifices, October 26th, was designated as National Day of the Deployed. This day honors all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed, are sacrificing, or ha Read More »



Tags: national day of the deployed, military, families, deployment
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Happy Birthday to the United States Navy
By AlphaNews
10/13/2016 10:11:00 AM  
Today we are on to the U.S. Navy, the third branch in our Armed Forces Week series. In 1775, the Continental Congress established the Continental Navy, a fleet of armed ships commissioned to fight British ships during the Revolutionary War. The Navy was disbanded after the Revolutionary War, but reestablished by Congress through the Naval Act of 1794.  Reflecting its original mission to stop Read More »



Tags: US Navy, Armed Forces Day, Military Appreciation Month, MA-1, USN Peacoat
Categories: Military History
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