World War II Home Front

On Aug. 15, 2015, Elinor Otto, 95, an original “Rosie,” stands next to the newly dedicated Rosie the Riveter Memorial statue (left) at Marina Bay Park in Richmond, California. Elinor was a riveter during WWII and then returned to the job she loved in 1951. After riveting every C-17 delivered to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), she was laid off in 2014 at the age of 94 so she retired. She set the record for the longest working Rosie the Riveter! In 2017, Elinor was awarded the Air Force Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and took her first ride in a C-17. (Photo: Redwood Educational Technologies).

Heroes in the Cockpit: Gen. James “Jimmy” Doolittle

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May 3, 2020 - At the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, an exhibit is dedicated to the Doolittle Raiders. In front of a B-25, Doolittle, right, is talking to a member of his crew.

Meet Sgt. Harold R. Smith, Airplane Mechanic on the WWII Home...

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April 27, 2020 – Approximately 16 million men were drafted or enlisted in military service during World War II. The...

Rosie the Riveter Had No Time for Selfies

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April 20, 2020 - From five to six million women of all ages and races went to work in factories during World...

Meet Lt. Col. Harold Brown, USAF (Ret.), Tuskegee Airman

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STORY SNAPSHOT • Harold Brown was born in 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. • From...

A Graphic Novel: On the Front Lines with Larry Lather*

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March 30, 2020 - Meet Larry Lather* to learn about microbes and the importance of proper handwashing procedure, as defined...

Sullivan Brothers of Waterloo, Iowa: a legacy of service, sacrifice and...

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Author's Note (April 27, 2020): The following is a story first published in 2017 on Student News Net based on my interview...

Dreamsville U.S.A. Still Serving the Home Front (Reading Level: Main)

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DENNISON, Ohio - Dreamsville U.S.A. is not a figment of imagination or a placeholder on an architect’s blueprint designing an...
Hand sanitizer production line at Coppercraft Distillery in Holland, Michigan (Photo: Courtesy of Coppercraft Distillery)

Full Force of American Spirit – and Spirits – Hitting COVID-19...

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March 26, 2020 - Businesses large and small are stepping up to help solve shortages of vital medical equipment and...

Heroes in the Cockpit: Vito and Geraldine Pedone (Part 1)

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May 6, 2020 - As part of Lesson Plan #6 - Technology and Heroes in the Cockpit, the following is Part 1...

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Commemorative Air Force – Dixie Wing