Louis Franciosi is a WWII veteran of the 3rd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. He fought throughout Europe from October of 1944 in Alsace-Lorraine, ending near the Austrian Alps when the war ended. Special thanks to John Long, Director of Education at the National D-Day Memorial, who conducted this interview, and to […]
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America’s Destiny is a proud reminder to all American generations that the freedom and rights enjoyed during their time … is relative to the efforts of every generation before them … and to pass it forward … while understanding the wrongs and errors of the past … would have never manifested in a more aware, […]
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Suez Canal with its Strike Group in May 2019. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) is deployed to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to defend American forces and interests in the region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike […]
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM) launches during an early morning operational test on May 1, 2019 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Daniel Myles ———————————————————————————— 2019 edit with music USA Patriotism! http://www.usapatriotism.org Note: The original work used in this video … is in the […]
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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, we prepare to take the next giant leap, with sustainable lunar missions that pave the way for eventual journeys beyond. NASA Video Production https://www.nasa.gov May 2019 ———————————————————————————— 2019 edit USA Patriotism! http://www.usapatriotism.org Note: The original work used in this video … is in the […]
50 years ago tomorrow, the men of Apollo 11 – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, made history. They became the first men to visit the moon, with Armstrong and Aldrin become the first men to walk on the moon. In 2015 the AVC honored Buzz Aldrin at our annual Emmy-winning program, ‘American Valor: […]
U.S. Soldiers of the 299th Engineer Company (MRBC) and Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division complete a wet gap crossing operation at MacArthur’s Lake, Fort Bragg, North Carolina in April 2019. The wet gap crossing allowed military support vehicles to successfully cross a body of water, moving combat power forward. U.S. Army […]
U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct an assault support tactics exercise with attack helicopters providing destructive results during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-19 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California in April 2019. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1, which emphasizes operational integration of […]
Nearly 600 Veterans competed in the 39th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, July 11-16 in Louisville, Kentucky. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), and featured 20 different sporting events.
The Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania held their annual WWII Weekend event on June 7-9, 2019. This three-day event brought together the young and old, to celebrate and honor our Veterans who fought in all theatres during World War II. The event’s highlights included original, restored, and WWII period-correct aircraft, vehicles, weapons, uniforms, […]
More than 700 Veterans competed in the 2019 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Anchorage, Alaska, June 5-10. Celebrating its 33rd year, the National Veterans Golden Age Games offer competitive sporting events for Veterans 55 years of age and older. The National Veterans Golden Age Games is the largest multi-sport competition in the world for […]
For the second year, nine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs were recognized for innovations in federal health technology. Initiatives ranging from text messages to remind Veterans of their appointments to programs that help modernize business practices, VA’s programs were among winners honored on June 11 at the FedHealthIT Innovation Awards. https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/61703/vet360-veterans-signals-programs-recognized-fedhealthit/ Two of those […]
SFC Byrne with the U.S. Army Band plays Taps to honor the Veterans that cannot be with us.
Young at heart, Betty St John takes on a new sport each year to challenge herself. At almost 80 years old, she views her age as an advantage rather than an excuse. Her contagious smile and positive outlook makes her an instant friend among the 700+ Veterans at the National Veterans Golden Age Games. http://veteransgoldenagegames.va.gov
Bernard Cambia, U.S.Army Veteran, is the Games motto: “Fitness for Life.” At almost 90 years old he brings strong competition to the field! Completely blindfolded he took home the gold at the National Veterans Golden Age Game 2019!