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I would say it was used for "tacking" basically, when you're promoted your next stripe is "tacked on" by having each member of your squadron hit you on the shoulder, right on the new patch and "tacking on" your new stripe.

 

Here are some other examples, some use large stickers and others use velcro bands as the means of attachment.

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-Sarah

 

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Whenever I got the clip on medals, they wanted them back after the ceremony. They were the presentation medals, and I was given a proper boxed one after. Stripes were always taped on for tacking. We had none of the fancy gizmos shown above. They wanted an excuse to really tag ya!

 

Randy

MSgt USAF (Ret)

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I would say it was used for "tacking" basically, when you're promoted your next stripe is "tacked on" by having each member of your squadron hit you on the shoulder, right on the new patch and "tacking on" your new stripe.

 

Here are some other examples, some use large stickers and others use velcro bands as the means of attachment.

 

 

The Chief on the right was my instructor in the NCO Academy years ago. Not happy with how we promote to E-8 and E-9 in the USAF. Since the McPeak era, it has become more important to be a careerist than a true leader. You can have a real boob volunteer and take college classes while being completely useless on the flight line while getting promoted in the process. Chiefs used to be Chiefs, not self-promoting E-9s.....

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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The Chief on the right was my instructor in the NCO Academy years ago. Not happy with how we promote to E-8 and E-9 in the USAF. Since the McPeak era, it has become more important to be a careerist than a true leader. You can have a real boob volunteer and take college classes while being completely useless on the flight line while getting promoted in the process. Chiefs used to be Chiefs, not self-promoting E-9s.....

 

-Ski

Amen. It seems they are trying to have the NCOs be like the officers. It is now all about square filling instead of being an expert in your career field.

 

Randy

MSgt USAF (Ret)

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