Facts About Air Force Challenge Coins
This kind of coin has been very much evident in all of the branches of the military system, and even those other clubs and organizations that are legit that are scattered all around the country, they make use of this coin as well. The use of the coin being given to the members of an organization exists for a ton of reasons, and one of which is the services that they have rendered ever since their membership has started with that certain organization they are part of. There are also challenge coins that are only given once a member has reached a certain year of loyalty and service, and this is usually when they have reached decades with the organization already. The original story of how the coin started to have its meaning was actually still during the second World War, when the country’s Air Force task group had their own pledge of loyalty to their 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. But there was a story that popped out from every other story, which was that one when a rich lieutenant tried to buy a ton of these coins in order to give them to the members of his squadron. It was also believed that the coins this rich lieutenant used was struck from some solid bronze. But we all know one thing, and that is the whole significance of the coin, which was to honor whoever of the team members receives it.
The challenge coins used by the Air Force is actually made out of a ton of various 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. And because there are not any more tail gunners working up until this day and age, this kind of coin has been becoming ever rarer while the time goes by and by, and when we reach the very last decade of this century, there might be no more bull dog coins available.
Usually, the challenge coins found these days are handed over to those airmen that graduate after their specific training.