On #ThisDayinHistory 1961, President John F. Kennedy signs legislation establishing the Peace Corps as a permanent government agency in the ‘ New War Against Communism ‘ #AceHistoryNews – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.22: Kennedy believed that the Peace Corps could provide a new and unique weapon in the war against communism and had issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps in March of that year #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/7077 Image Credit: Kits containing instructional health guides and basic first aid supplies and medicine were issued to Peace Corps volunteers in preparation for their service overseas. Transfer from the Peace Corps……… As described by Kennedy, this new organization would be an “army” of civilian volunteers–teachers, engineers, agricultural scientists, etc.–who would be sent to developing nations to assist the people of those regions……..Kennedy hoped that by improving the lives of people developing countries, they would become more resistant to the charms of communism and convinced of America’s sincerity and ability to help them……In the years after 1961, thousands of Peace Corps volunteers were sent around the world…….Some faced indifference, some even faced danger……For the most part, however, the Peace Corps “army” proved to be a valuable, and relatively inexpensive, Cold War weapon for the United States………Though the Peace Corps is no longer viewed as a weapon against communism, it has outlived the Cold War and continues to send participants to various nations. #PeaceCorps #JFK #OTD #volunteers #coldwar #AceHistoryDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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INS Vikrant (from Sanskrit for “courageous”) was a Majestic-class aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, decommissioned in 1997 & used as a museum until 2014 until scrapped now India will launch in 2018 another vessel in recognition of its name – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.22: The ship was laid down as HMS Hercules for the British Royal Navy during World War II and launched on 22 September 1945, but construction was put on hold when the war ended #AceHistoryDesk reports

India purchased the incomplete carrier in 1957, and construction was completed in 1961………..Vikrant was commissioned as the first aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy and played a key role in enforcing the naval blockade of East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971……..In its later years, the ship underwent major refits to embark modern aircraft, before being decommissioned in January 1997…………Vikrant was preserved as a museum ship in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, until 2012…….The ship was sold through an online auction in January 2014 and scrapped in November 2014 after final clearance from the Supreme Court…….The Indian Navy is currently constructing its first home-built carrier, also named INS Vikrant, scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2018 ….#AceHistoryDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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