Deployed service members share meaning of July Fourth

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 6/27/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists sought total independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radicals. On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a five-man committee to draft a formalContinue reading “Deployed service members share meaning of July Fourth”

Memorial Day: Remember our veterans

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/21/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago on May 9, 1865, marking the beginning to a new era. However, many lives were lost during the more than four-year war; and, as a result, the Grand Army of the Republic established what wasContinue reading “Memorial Day: Remember our veterans”