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#1 firefighter

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 05:13 PM

All are marked, L or I21
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#2 Jay V

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 05:27 PM

Firefighter can you post reverse pics please? Are these mid 70s production?  thanks  Jay



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 04:33 AM

I only took a picture of the master wing. The others are marked just like this one.

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for the additional picture on these and on your other posts.



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:50 AM

Jay you're welcome.Thanks for checking them out. Do these look like the mid 70s production?



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 01:25 PM

Has there even been a US Army astronaut?  I know the wings exist, but have they ever been awarded?

 

Never mind... I answered my own question...

 

https://en.wikipedia...Army_astronauts



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:30 PM

Here're mine in cloth :

 

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:52 AM

Nice cloth sets. Interesting that the tan has a silver designator on the basic and possibly master

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 01:20 PM

Unlike most other services with a dozen or so aviation related badges, The Army only has 3 - Aviator, Flight Surgeon and Aviation (previously called the aircraft crewman badge) badges. Army astronauts who have not previously been awarded an Army aviation badge are awarded the Army Aviation Badge, and the astronaut device is added after a qualifying space flight. I’ve never seen an Army Aviation Astronaut badge, and I think it has only been awarded once or twice.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:07 AM

Found this on the internet;

Since 2011, the Army has awarded exactly 2,454 Basic, 500 Senior, and 125 Master Space Badges, and some of those recipients are counted three times, as they earned each badge. Connolly says there are just 330 officers in FA40 at the moment, making the Army Space Badge a rare sight.Mar 7, 2017

 

And we can't forget Maj. Heally the first Army astronaut (if you are too young to remember him, google it)



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:17 AM

And, of course, the Space Badge is a different badge than an Army Astronaut aviator/flight surgeon/aviation badge.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:09 PM

https://en.m.wikiped...perations_Badge

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 05:17 PM

Found this on the internet;
Since 2011, the Army has awarded exactly 2,454 Basic, 500 Senior, and 125 Master Space Badges, and some of those recipients are counted three times, as they earned each badge. Connolly says there are just 330 officers in FA40 at the moment, making the Army Space Badge a rare sight.Mar 7, 2017
 
And we can't forget Maj. Heally the first Army astronaut (if you are too young to remember him, google it)


He wore AF wings on an Army uniform in the first season.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:46 PM

He wore AF wings on an Army uniform in the first season.


He did.Maybe the Army didn’t have their approved Astronaut designator yet.


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