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Posted: 9/3/2004 5:06:20 PM EST
As some of you already know gotm4 started a thread about arfcom challenge coins and 82ndAbn is off and running with the project, looks like just a matter of time before we see an official arfcom coin.

I started this thread so everyone can post pictures of thier coins for all to see.

This first coin was one that was presented to me by the Alaska State Trooper S.E.R.T. Team and I carry it everyday.






This second coin was given to me by my Brother who was in 3/7 Cav and his 1st Sgt. gave him several of these over the years. 3/7 Cav charged straight to Bagdad kicking some serious turbans along the way.





This last coin was given to me by Ltc. Shepp Snow Commandant of N.W.T.C. (Northern Warfare Training Center) Ft. Greely, Alaska. I trained and played with Ltc. Snow while stationed in Alaska.
NWTC is now located at Ft. Wainwright (Fairbanks) and our new Missile Defense site is located at Ft. Greely.





Lets see your coins and hear the stories.

Hunter out...
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:21:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 5:23:23 PM EST by Otter-pop]
Those are all great, but my Airborne school coin trumps 'em all. No pics. Get your own, Airborne!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:26:38 PM EST
BTT

Hunter out...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:14:28 PM EST
Here are a few of mine;
Front

Back
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 5:19:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:02:54 PM EST
Lots of cool coins there!!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:38:43 PM EST
Very cool collection there 2A373.

Hunter out...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:47:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2004 8:06:58 AM EST by sgtstinger]
Here's the ones I earned...

Front:



Back:
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:50:44 PM EST
Those are some pretty nifty coins. Are they awarded like brownie points, or do you buy them at the gift shop?
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:57:41 PM EST
Bitchkill:
You earn'em.

My Lt. Colonel (I'm a civilian employee, he's my boss's boss) has one on display in his office, I'll have to see who its from.
Another of my coworkers has one, I think its from the Chemical Corps.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 6:57:41 PM EST
I hope you guys are proud of your service, 'cause I'm thankful that you all contributed to keeping me free!!!!

THANK YOU



-REAPER2502
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:19:27 AM EST
btt 'cause I want to see what some of you other folks have...
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 6:56:23 AM EST
This is the only one I carry with me. It's kind of beat up because I carried it with my keys .



I got it when I was with the 112th Signal Battalion on Bragg.

CHRIS
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 7:27:53 AM EST
WHERE THE HELL IS THE HK CHALLENGE COIN!!! Those collections are worthless without HK!
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:34:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
WHERE THE HELL IS THE HK CHALLENGE COIN!!! Those collections are worthless without HK!




No, they are worthless without an Airborne school coin.
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 9:57:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Otter-pop:

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
WHERE THE HELL IS THE HK CHALLENGE COIN!!! Those collections are worthless without HK!


No, they are worthless without an Airborne school coin.



Mine is back at home in NC. I found a fairly old one in a cab when I was at Benning. So I kept it.

CHRIS
Link Posted: 9/5/2004 11:11:19 AM EST
tagged for friend
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:15:23 AM EST
There weren't as many pics as I would have thought so I'll throw some of mine up. They are just a collection from work.
Most of the coins in the first two pics are pretty legible.



This one's hard to read but is USMC, USCG Cammangants, the WPAFB Commander and some of the Joint Chiefs (If you really care I'll list the names)
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:19:51 AM EST
So are we ever going to get an ARFCOM Challegen Coin?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:31:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:36:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:53:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 7:58:25 AM EST

What are the point of these again?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:03:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By BeetleBailey:
What are the point of these again?



actually, you get a bit of USAF history with it.
the AF coin was started during WWI when a pilot had special made coins for his squadron's pilots.
this pilot (i dont have his name off hand) ended up shot down. He was picked up by the frogs and was going to be shot because he was thought to be a spy. His squadron coin allegedly proved he was an American Aviator, and saved his life.
thus the challenge we use now. if you have the coin and you make a challenge in a bar, every airman must present theirs within a time limit, no coin and you buy the next round. if everyone has a coin, the initial challenger must buy the rounds.
the tab gets extremely costly for someone without a coin if they aren't out the door after the first buy.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:09:01 AM EST
I carry my Ranger coin every day, I remember when we were the only ones to have them, now it seems like they give them to everybody.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:11:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:45:46 AM EST
I have about 25-30. All but a few are Spec Ops coins. SEAL teams, SOCOM, Army Special Forces, U.S. Nuclear Command, 160th Night Stalkers.

I don't collect'em any more. If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to sell them at a fair price. I can inventory them and take photos if you're serious about them.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:55:08 AM EST
Three of my four coins are for staying awake on midnight patrols and working during that time. The fourth is for arguing with, and winning the argument, with an asst secretary (the debate was about the history of the eastern roman empire and the aftermath).
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:32:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By TNFrank:
So are we ever going to get an ARFCOM Challegen Coin?



This has been in the clubhouse for awhile.

Hunter out...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:17:10 PM EST
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