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Here are some Air Force stripes I thought were Master Sgt.

 

How old are these stripes, that is an E8 stripe? I know that is

an Army Msgt. however I apparently don't know Air Force at all.

 

The ribbons, are they Air Force? They were all sold to me together.

Any age on the ribbons?

 

Thanks for any help.

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Here are some Air Force stripes I thought were Master Sgt.

 

How old are these stripes, that is an E8 stripe? I know that is

an Army Msgt. however I apparently don't know Air Force at all.

 

The ribbons, are they Air Force? They were all sold to me together.

Any age on the ribbons?

 

Thanks for any help.

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Those are E-7 Msgt. stripes. They are probably from the 80's judging from the back, and the shoulder loop style.

 

Scott


Msgt. Scott Dunkirk

401st B.G (H)

615 B.S.

AZGCLHU Inc.

 

Arizona ground crew page

 

 

(IYAMYAS)

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This style Master Sgt. was replaced in about 1994 with the current type. (5 down and one chevron above.)


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Re: ribbons - you have Air Force Achievement (post 1980), USAFGCM (post 1963) and USAF Training (post 1974), Longevity Service Award (post 1957) etc. - so, definitely a USAF set after 1980; although the Training ribbon is authorized for:

 

Criteria

It is awarded to U.S. Air Force service members on completion of initial accession training after Aug. 14, 1974. In December 1986, the criteria expanded and authorized the ribbon to anyone who was on active duty regardless of when they completed initial accession training.

 

BTW, "anyone" includes officers.

 

Not many of us are real thrilled with that ribbon.

 

The longevity ribbon with 4 OLCs represents 20 full years of service. So, the set must date from the 1980-00s I would guess.


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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This style Master Sgt. was replaced in about 1994 with the current type. (5 down and one chevron above.)

 

 

 

That's why I couldn't find a pic of these on google.

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Re: ribbons - you have Air Force Achievement (post 1980), USAFGCM (post 1963) and USAF Training (post 1974), Longevity Service Award (post 1957) etc. - so, definitely a USAF set after 1980; although the Training ribbon is authorized for:

 

Criteria

It is awarded to U.S. Air Force service members on completion of initial accession training after Aug. 14, 1974. In December 1986, the criteria expanded and authorized the ribbon to anyone who was on active duty regardless of when they completed initial accession training.

 

BTW, "anyone" includes officers.

 

Not many of us are real thrilled with that ribbon.

 

The longevity ribbon with 4 OLCs represents 20 full years of service. So, the set must date from the 1980-00s I would guess.

 

 

Thanks very much. I have them up on ebay if anyone is interested.

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