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Odd foreign made USAF sergeant stripe with wreath

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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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