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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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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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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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