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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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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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A New Class of U.S. Navy Battleships
By AlphaNews
10/15/2016 2:13:00 PM  
Today was a special day for the U.S. Navy. Their newest ship, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), went from being a “pre-commissioning unit” to an active member of the fleet of the Navy. The ship was welcomed into service by more than three thousand people including the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, the mayor of Baltimore, MD, and members of the Zumwalt Family. The USS Read More »

Tags: USS Zumwalt, US Navy, ship commissioning, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr., DDG 1000
Categories: Events, News
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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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Fair Winds and Following Seas
By AlphaNews
6/3/2016 8:01:00 AM  
Yesterday two U.S. Armed Forces jets crashed within hours of one another. The first incident happenend at the U.S. Air Force Academy commencement ceremony when a Thunderbirds F-16 crashed while trying to land following a flyover. The pilot, Maj. Alex Turner, was able to eject to safety. President Obama was in attendance at the graduation and later met with the pilot to ensure he was OK.The Read More »

Tags: Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, pilot crash, Air Force, Navy
Categories: News
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Fear the Bunny
By AlphaNews
3/3/2016 10:16:00 PM  
Today marks the official launch of the Vandy MA-1 Flight Jacket. The patched-up bomber was done in partnership with the Warrior Flight Team and Playboy Enterprises. The profits of the jacket sales all benefit the work of the Warrior Flight Team.The Warrior Flight Team is a team of aviation enthusiasts and business leaders who work hard to create opportunities for wounded warriors and their familie Read More »

Tags: Vandy-1, MA-1, flight jacket, bomber, Playboy, US Navy, VX-9, Warrior Flight Team
Categories: News, Philanthrophy
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We Salute Navy SEAL Edward Byers
By AlphaNews
2/29/2016 9:30:00 PM  
Today in a ceremony at The White House President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Navy Seal Edward Byers. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Byers received the military's highest award for valor in action against an enemy force for his role in the 2012 rescue of a hostage in Afghanistan. In December 2012, Navy's Special Warfare Development Group, more commo Read More »

Tags: Navy SEAL, Edward Byers, Medal of Honor, President Obama
Categories: News
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Military Appreciation Month
By AlphaNews
5/1/2015 9:25:00 AM  
Appreciation for the U.S. military and recognition of soldiers’ service and sacrifice is something that is in our DNA. After all we were founded with the mission of providing the U.S. Armed Forces with protective clothing of superior quality that delivered outstanding defense against extreme climate conditions. From our start in October 1959, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) awarded A Read More »

Tags: Military Appreciation Month, Memorial Day, Victory in Europe, US Armed Forces, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines
Categories: Holidays
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