The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected soldiers in the world. These soldiers protect America's Freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need.
We are soldiers of the sea, providing forces and detachments to naval ships and shore operations. We are global leaders, developing expeditionary doctrine and innovations that set the example, and leading other countries' forces and agencies in the multinational military operations. These unique capabilities make us "First to Fight", and our nations first line of defense.
America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significan for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious. However, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of Something to be thankful for. Something to be proud of.
Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.
We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation-from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made.
Comrades, today on National Vietnam Day VFW Post 8164 expresses our gratitude to Vietnam Veterans for their service, valor and sacrifice. This day is close to my heart. While serving in the Army, I saw many Soldiers return broken from Vietnam. Many did not know what to expect as they stepped off that freedom bird. The American public didn't understand their sacrifices and these hero's often did not receive the homecoming they so rightly deserved.To all Vietnam Veterans, WELCOM HOME!!! Thank you for your distinguished service. It was a privilege to have served with you. To those who served and have served, thank you for your service.Post 8164 CommanderVinnie Oliva
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.