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The boards attach with a screw button (like on dress caps) not a snap button like mess dress shoulder boards.

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The other set I have, C2C Master Sergeant (for comparison) hasn't any attachment, and the boards are more flat than curved the way mess dress boards are shaped.

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-Sarah

 

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Very nice, and not easy to get either.


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Very nice, and not easy to get either.

 

No they're not.

I actually got in contact with a cadet that was selling his Contrails on eBay, I only said that if he had any rank available a lot of people would be interested. At first he said all he had were extras of his soft rank and that the hard boards were $50, at least that's what the academy charges them if they lose them, since they hand them back in at the end of the year.


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No they're not.

I actually got in contact with a cadet that was selling his Contrails on eBay, I only said that if he had any rank available a lot of people would be interested. At first he said all he had were extras of his soft rank and that the hard boards were $50, at least that's what the academy charges them if they lose them, since they hand them back in at the end of the year.

 

That's why the hard boards are so danged hard to find. Of course, considering how well made they are, you can see why they are so pricey. I've never seen a private collection with more an one or two of them.


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That's why the hard boards are so danged hard to find. Of course, considering how well made they are, you can see why they are so pricey. I've never seen a private collection with more an one or two of them.

 

These boards have a little hole in the middle (under the strap) as if they used to attach another way. All you'd have to do is get a hole punch to make the button hole.

Which might be why they have the screw posts instead of snaps (Since they reuse them) so they could change out the old buttons?


-Sarah

 

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Hello

 

The USAFA has some new rank insignia, I´ve never seen before

(Wing Honor Chairman and Cadet Honor Committee 4 ranks).

 

taken from the USAFA homepage (higher resolution):

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Michael

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I'm searching for my collection:
White House Service badge and certificate
Presidential Service and Vice Presidential Service badges and certificates
Army Staff (former General Staff) badge, certificate and collar insignia, DoD and JCS badges
Aide de Camp collar insignia ( Army, USAF, USMC )

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