How America Honors its Servicemen & Women Veterans Day America honors its veterans in very unique ways. From parades and gravestone ceremonies of Memorial Day to the Purple Heart and numerous medals & award ceremonies, American citizens of all stripes and stature stand and recognize the sacrifices so often given by their fellow citizens upon […]
Category: Military History
MOA Veteran Community Story Highlight: John B.
Seeing this (M1A1 Abrams) tank brought back many memories. I was platoon leader of four M42 dusters in Viet Nam 1967-68. Second field force. Our mission was security for fire bases and securing perimeters and running convoys on highway one to Cu Chi,and Tay Ninh. and Ben Luc Each duster had two 40 mm. guns […]
MOA Veteran Community Story Highlight: Chuck P.
In late May of 1972, I was assigned to Delta Co 1/12, and we were located in Pleiku providing security for all of the units that were standing down in that area. Our battalion reenlistment NCO got his hooks in me, and I took another burst of three. Just what was I thinking? Little did […]
Challenge Coins: How has challenge coins become a part of military tradition
Challenge Coins are a part of the military tradition that will always hold strong. Ever since the creation of the US Military, tradition is crucial. This involves keeping strong core values while wearing the uniform with pride. Challenge Coins have become a big part of the military and symbols of brotherhood, sisterhood, and unity. Since […]
AC-130 Spectre Gunship: The military’s ultimate combat aircraft
The AC-130 Spectre Gunship, AKA Hell in the Sky, is known to be the US Military’s ultimate combat aircraft. The history of the AC-130’s date back as late as Vietnam/Laos and have become a huge part of our combat. This fighter plane that is manufactured by Lockheed and Boeing is operated by the United States […]