Jump to content


Photo

Vietnam Period 1972 W.A.F. Women in the Air Force 10K Gold Ring


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 mds308

mds308
  • Members
    • Member ID: 165,739
  • 372 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:03 AM

I have long been familiar with the Women's Air Corps (WAC's) but I never knew about the U.S.A.F. - W.A.F.  I believe they originated after WWII in 1948 and ended in 1974.  Is this 10K ring connected to the Air Force College?  There are NO initials inside the ring.  An interesting gold ladies ring.  Feel free to ad information or images.  Thanks.

 

 

Attached Images

  • IMG_2236.JPG


#2 Lee Ragan

Lee Ragan
  • Members
    • Member ID: 97
  • 3,102 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Odessa, Texas

Posted 10 June 2019 - 07:34 AM

How about some photos of the sides of the ring?



#3 gwb123

gwb123

    ADMINISTRATOR

  • Administrators
    • Member ID: 1,506
  • 16,907 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, Land of the Free

Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:49 AM

If by the Air Force College you are referring to the US Air Force Academy, I doubt this is related.  Female cadets did not attend until 1976 as part of the class of 1980.  



#4 sigsaye

sigsaye
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,104
  • 5,604 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bowling Green KY. USA

Posted 10 June 2019 - 02:36 PM

These sorts of rings were sold in the exchange.

#5 mds308

mds308
  • Members
    • Member ID: 165,739
  • 372 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:25 PM

This one is dated on the side.  I'd lean more towards being ordered due to the date.  Or maybe I'm wrong.  Here are the side pics.

Attached Images

  • IMG_2273.JPG
  • IMG_2274.JPG


#6 sigsaye

sigsaye
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,104
  • 5,604 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bowling Green KY. USA

Posted 10 June 2019 - 05:04 PM

These sorts of things were very popular with recruits. Rey rarely did you ever see anyone wearing one that had been out of boot camp more than a month. I used to strongly recommend that my recruits NOT buy these as they would not wear them much after they got to the fleet. I never saw them available anywhere other than recruit training commands (but, I never looked for them either). Think of them as High School Class Rings.

#7 flyboy53

flyboy53
  • Members
    • Member ID: 154,325
  • 426 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Olean, NY

Posted 12 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

May not be a "recruit" ring.

 

It involves the 3772nd Instructor (School) Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas, circa late 60s, early 70s.

 

Squadron was disbanded in April 1976.

 

Cool find.


Edited by flyboy53, 12 June 2019 - 12:21 PM.


#8 mds308

mds308
  • Members
    • Member ID: 165,739
  • 372 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia

Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:27 PM

Thank you flyboy53.  I have never seen a PX or Exchange ring with a date or a specific group/unit.  Usually, they are non-unit descript, made from gold filled or sterling and undated (this ring is 10k and embossed dated 1972).  I'd be willing to bet it was ordered (not over the counter) and worn by an officer.  I appreciate your input.  




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users