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Offline Desertrat

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USAF chevron
« on: July 12, 2016, 10:56:50 AM »
The things you pick up even if you don't collect them...lol 

I think it is VN era but would like a positive ID from those who are in the know.


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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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Re: USAF chevron
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 11:02:12 AM »
Could be anytime from the early 70s thru 80s IMHO. Difficult to date chevrons absolutely.
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Re: USAF chevron
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 02:27:04 PM »
80's. I was at RAF Lakenheath when on 1 April 1980 we went to the subdued fatigues. That is an A1C or Airman First Class (E-3). I am pretty sure the entire USAF converted to subdued on the aforementioned date. I have the dubious distinction of being the first in my Squadron (48th MMS) to convert.
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Re: USAF chevron
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 02:30:02 PM »
P.S. Just to clarify, and sorry, my old age sometimes gets the better of me (!), that date was the day we could start wearing them. I think the actual mandatory date was a few months later.
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