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Very nice, I'll include this in the cumulative AF insignia thread.

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Very nice! Are any of them pinback, or are they all clutchback?

Andrew

They are all clutchback.. I have another WO rank that is pinback, but it's not in the display, it would be alot harder to put in, lining it up and all.

The display is made of about 3 inch foam board so the clutches aren't ingaged, the pins are just pushed through, but not completely. They are holding themselves in without the clutches.

-Sarah

 

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Very nice display! thumbsup.gif I'm still looking for the current CMSgtAF in those pin-on ranks.

Some of you old timers might also remember when there were E-6 First Sergeants who wore T/Sgt. chevrons with a diamond. There were some slight size variations in some of the senior NCO ranks, which was probably just a manufacturers variation.

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There is a CMSGTAF rank pin this is missing (I should have noticed this earlier), It was the one that replaced the original. It had three stripes on top like the newer CMSGT. The one shown on the right in the display is actually the 3rd design by adding the eagle and 2 stars in the center. The original (on the left) was used from April 1967 till 1994 when it was replaced by the 2nd design that I described above. The current design with the eagle & 2 stars was introduced 1 Nov. 2004.

This is still a very nice display!

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You've done a very nice job on your collection. I wore one of the metal 3 stripe insignia on my Ridgeway fatigue cap "back in the day". You could add another row to the top three on the left. When I was in the AF the ranks were Airman 3rd Class (E-2), Airman 2nd Class (E-3), and Airman 1st Class (E-4). Also, A1c (E-4) was considered to be an NCO.

 

Happy New Year!

Jim

"You have to get at least 30 miles out of Austin before you're firmly back in Texas"

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