Facts About Air Force Challenge Coins
A number of organization has been making use of the challenge coin for themselves, like the different branches in the military system, as well as all the other legit organizations that are found everywhere in this country and in the whole world. The reason why these coins are given to each member of these legit organizations is because they are significant when it comes to commemorating the day they have become part of the organization, and they also act as symbols of the services these members do for their group. The coins may also be only given to those who have been part of the organization for how many years already, symbolizing their loyalty and love for that said organization. But actually, the real reason as to why this kind of coin has come to existence was because of what the country’s Air Force in World War Two did for their own organization.
Many have said and have told stories about how the first challenge coin have been received by a member back in the day when the second World War started. But many have actually doubted about the many stories as to how the coin started its existence, and there have been rumors of other kinds of stories popping out as well. A lot of people actually do believe in one single story that seemed to stand out, out of every other story being told about the coin, and it was about a rich lieutenant who had his time to buy a set of coins in order to give something to the members of his whole squadron. The story has also indicated that these coins were struck from solid bronze. But we all would certainly be sure about one thing, this coin basically represented a huge honor to any member of an organization that has been given one.
In order to make one coin for the Air Force of the country, you need to make use of a few materials. Some of the materials used for these challenge coins are also being used for our monetary coins these days. One very known coin which has been deemed as the rarest, and most unique one still found until today is the Bull Dog challenge coin. This was a challenge coin that has been created only for those tail gunners back in the day. This kind of coin has no longer been seen so much in this generation due to the fact that there are actually no more tail gunners working up until today, and the kind of work they used to have no longer exists in this time and age.
Challenge coins today are already usually given to the airmen who have successfully passed all of their training sessions and have graduated.