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#1 Siamundo

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

This was mixed in with a small group of patches I picked up and it has me puzzled as to exactly what it is. On the surface it looks like a US Air Force rank, but it is different. It looks like it might be Korean made possibly? Anyone familiar with this pattern or what the wreath denotes?

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#2 Siamundo

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for any information!

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

Weird huh, seems to be one of those fashion pieces made for hippster or kiddies jackets, what do the rest of you think?



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:37 AM

didn't the sgtmajor of the af  have a wreath around his star for a while back in the 80's?  i agree about the korean make of this thing.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:44 AM

Well the wreath would denote the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.  It's missing a few stripes for that.  I would go with what's already been said, looks like a fashion piece.  (Ugly fashion piece)



#6 Lee Ragan

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:08 AM

A total fantasy piece.



#7 Siamundo

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:39 AM

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your thoughts. I had even wondered if this might be somehow related to the South Korean Air Force. Like I mentioned earlier, it was mixed in with some other insignia and did really not affix much value to it but just wanted to get some second opinions. 



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

Its not South Korean Air Force.  Their ranks look much different.  That not to say it wasn't made in S Korea.  When I was stationed there we could have just about anything made at the shops just off base.  Could have been a gag gift for someone.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:13 AM

Its not South Korean Air Force.  Their ranks look much different.  That not to say it wasn't made in S Korea.  When I was stationed there we could have just about anything made at the shops just off base.  Could have been a gag gift for someone.

 

 

Yeah, that very well might be what they are, Chief SrA of the Air Force.  I have heard that term before about smart-rump SrA.

 

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:12 PM

 

 

Yeah, that very well might be what they are, Chief SrA of the Air Force.  I have heard that term before about smart-rump SrA.

 

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SKI, Thats what I was thinking.Never saw anything like that when I was in either.

Could be a joke patch for a buddy.



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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

Thanks guys :)



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

Agree that it was probably made as a means to bust someone's balls.  Probably a kid with an attitude whom they dubbed the Chief Master Airman of the AF.  The wreath around the star looks to be added on and is definitely off-center.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

 

 

Yeah, that very well might be what they are, Chief SrA of the Air Force.  I have heard that term before about smart-rump SrA.

 

-Ski

 

We used the term Command Chief SrA of The Air Force for all of those wanna be chiefs in the field.   hahaha




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