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US Marine Surprises Younger Brother

US Marine Bailey Leonard is only 22 months older than his brother Meyers.  Because of the small age gap between them, the brothers became extremely close.  When Bailey enlisted in 2008, Meyers had a difficult time adjusting. This video shows Bailey surprising his younger brother during his college basketball practice.  Their reunion is one that might require some tissues, so be ready! American Warehouse Systems is proud to support our troops.  God bless America! Read more
Posted by Amber on May 30th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Don't Mess With the US Navy!

Just a few short years ago, it seemed like we were hearing reports of pirates hijacking ships near Africa almost on a daily basis.  Of the hundreds of ships hijacked, one story in particular always sticks out. One night shortly after midnight in April 2010, Somali pirates saw what they thought was a large cargo vessel in the Indian Ocean.  Knowing that large ships typically allow for a larger ransom, the pirates decided this ship would be their next target.  They fired on the ship and attempted to board the vessel.  Unfortunately for the pirates, the ship they fired on was actually USS Nicholas, a United States Navy frigate.  The Navy returned fire on the pirate ship, completely disabling it.  Sailors then boarded the disabled ... Read more
Posted by Amber on May 9th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Meal, Ready to Eat

MRE contents You may have heard of MREs, or Meals Ready-to-Eat.  The most frequent users of MREs are members of the military, who eat them while deployed.  They are ideal because they take up very little space and last several years before spoiling. The food is all pre-cooked, put into a plastic pouch, and the pouch is sealed.  Once it’s sealed, it’s heated for sterilization purposes.  Because the food has been sealed and heated, bacteria cannot get in and spoil the food. Each MRE provides around 1,200 calories and can be eaten for up to 21 days straight.  They may not be the most ideal meals, but they do provide nutrition when traditional eating facilities are unavailable. The photo above illustrates what a typical MRE looks like.  ... Read more
Posted by Amber on April 10th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

A Real American Hero

Colonel Bob Howard (1939 – 2009) was one of the most decorated United States Army Soldiers in modern times.  He served our country for over 50 years, serving 5 tours of duty in Vietnam and numerous other tours throughout his years. Col. Howard was wounded 14 times in a 54 month period, which contributed to his numerous awards from the military.  He received 8 Purple Hearts, 4 Bronze Stars, several Silver Stars, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor on three separate occasions. Despite being nominated three times, individuals can only receive the Medal of Honor once during their lives.  Col. Howard received his from President Nixon in 1971 for his heroic actions during a rescue mission in Vietnam. Thank you, Col. Howard, for ... Read more
Posted by Amber on April 3rd, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Marines Volunteer at Cinderella Ball

The House, Inc Student Leadership Center in Virginia has made it a point to host a yearly prom for those students who are disabled or are fighting life threatening illnesses.  Called A Cinderella Ball, it provides a unique opportunity for students who are often sidelined in social activities to have their very own fairy tale. This past year, 40 United States Marines from nearby Quantico Marine Base volunteered to escort the guests into the dance and provide a ceremonial sword arch.  This undoubtedly made the night that much more special for the kids who attended. This is just another way our service men and women go above and beyond their call of duty, all in the name of helping others.  American Warehouse Systems is so ... Read more
Posted by Amber on March 28th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military
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