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  1. Learn About the Newest Military Branch - US Space Force

    Learn About the Newest Military Branch - US Space Force
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  2. Official US Coronavirus/COVID-19 Awareness & Solidarity Flag

    Not all heroes wear capes. As we speak, our nation is in crisis. Families are suffering and health and essential service workers are on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare professionals, first responders, EMTs, dispatchers, restaurant and grocery workers, pharmacists, gas attendants, janitors, sanitation workers, delivery personnel, truck drivers, and service technicians are working non-stop to ensure that we the people get through one of the worst public health catastrophes to face our nation in modern times. There is little the average American can do to show their support for these heroes other than social distancing and sheltering in place in order to prevent the spread of this insidious virus and lighten their load in the fight against it. Many customers have reached out to us at AmericanFlags.com to see if we offer a symbol of solidarity Americans can display from their homes to show support for these lifesaving

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  3. Holiday Gift Guide 2019 - Patriotic Gifts for Every Budget

    Check out our list of inexpensive patriotic holiday gifts that will make your loved ones, and your wallet, happy!

     

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  4. Holiday Gift Guide 2019 - Best Gifts for Women

    Stumped on what to get the lady in your life this holiday season? AmericanFlags.com has rounded up a dozen patriotic gift selections that are

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  5. Holiday Gift Guide 2019 - Best Gifts for Men

    Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life can be daunting. Here’s a compilation of unique gifts for that special guy so he doesn’t hav

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  6. Today Marks the 72nd Birthday of the United States Air Force

    Today Marks the 72nd Birthday of the United States Air Force

    September 18, 2019 marks the 72nd birthday of the United States Air Force. This holiday commemorates the day when the Air Force was officially separated from the Army. Before it was its own branch of the military, the Air Force was known as the Army Air Force.  The United States Army created the predecessor to the Air Force when it created the Aeronautical Division of the Signal Corps on August 1, 1907. Eventually, this department would turn into the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps from 1914 through 1918. Over the years, this department continued to take shape becoming the U.S Army Air Service from 1918 through 1926 and the U.S Army Air Forces from 1941 through 1947. However, the value of airpower was heavily illustrated to the leadership of the Armed Forces during World War II and they decided that the United States Military Forces needed a major organizational change in order to remain a successful fighting force. American air power was put to the test in World War II as a method of intelligence gathering, as a way to deliver troops to the battlefield, and ultimately as a way to deliver atomic weaponry that would bring the war to its final end with the surrender of Japan following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    The Army Air Force was said to operate almost independently from the rest of the U.S. Army at this time. To create a separate branch of service would be more than a symbolic move to more formally address the issue of American military air power. It recognized that combat in the air, from the air, and from surface to air required a whole separate type of planning and organization.

    The Air Force became a separate military service with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947, which was a major restructuring of the United States government's military and intelligence agencies following World War II. The majority of the provisions of the Act took effect on September 18, 1947, the day after the Senate confirmed James Forrestal as the first Secretary of Defense.  Stuart Symington became the first Secretary of the Air Force. Army Air Bases were re-designated as Air Force Base. New uniforms and insignia were rolled out and a new command structure was put in place to recognize the specialized training and experience of Air Force pilots and commanders.

    Air Force Commander Carl Spaatz created a new policy that kept tactical commanders from being interfered with by military leadership with no flight experience. The tactical commander would not be permitted to be subordinate to a station commander. Later, a “provisional wing plan” would place a wing commander above the base commander.

    The Act merged the Department of War, which was renamed as the Department of the Army and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment (NME), headed by the Secretary of Defense. It also created the Department of

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  7. Now they Want to Ban Betsy Ross?

    The historic 13-star Betsy Ross flag has come under fire as a racist symbol and Nike has abruptly cancelled release of a July 4th shoe bearing the flag's design. 

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  8. How to Unplug and Relax This Labor Day Weekend – A Five-Step Guide

    Studies have shown that we’d be more relaxed, would sleep better and be healthier if we could give up our digital addictions. This Labor Day weekend resolve to make an effort to unplug and live life more like the way everyone did 30 years ago. businesswoman six arms in office

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  9. Veteran Vacations: 10 Resorts and Attractions with Military Discounts

    military family reunited Many businesses provide veterans with military discounts and other benefits when they come and shop with them.
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  10. Purple Heart Day: How Small Communities and Big Cities Plan to Honor Wounded Warriors

    purple heart medal General George Washington created Purple Heart Day in 1782 as a badge of military merit for soldiers who had been wounded during “any singularly act of meritorious action.” The soldier would be presented this badge, their name would be inscribed in the “Book of Merit” along with their regiment and they would be publicly recognized for their valor.
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