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U.S. AIR FORCE AIR STAFF HQ PENTAGON BADGE
The Headquarters Air Force badge or Air Staff badge is a new badge of the United States Air Force. Airmen currently assigned to Headquarters Air Force at the Pentagon or who have been assigned to a qualifying Air Staff position for at least 365 consecutive days are entitled to wear the badge. Wear of the badge is optional.
Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley approved the design and development of the badge in September 2005.
It has stunning enamel work and is Gold plated. Hallmarked (Makers Marked) V-21 on the reverse of badge by the only authorized manufacturer that has the current military contract to supply this beautiful badge to the U.S. military. The manufacturer is VANGUARD USA. Measuring a large 2 inches or 5.cm in diameter.
The basis for the Headquarters Air Force badge is Air Force heritage and the design incorporates many elements from the Department of the Air Force Seal.
The predominant colors of the badge are ultramarine blue and gold, the colors of the Air Force through transition from the Army Air Corps. At the center of the badge is a gilt American Bald Eagle, a symbol of the United States and air power. The eagle is holding an olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows, denoting the power of peace and war?the heart of the Air Force mission. The Air Force shield is at the core of the eagle. On the background is a blue pentagon, representing The Pentagon.
A silver wreath, an ancient symbol of victory, encircles the badge and meets the old Army Air Corps roundel. The eagle holds a streamer with the Latin motto " E Pluribus Unum" which means "Out of many, one," and represents the original 13 colonies forming into one nation.
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