? for Army vets, unit patches

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  1. ID_shooting

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    "How do you guys post a unit patch on here?"

    Follow the link I post at teh beginning of the thread, find your SSI, right-click it, save it to folder, the use the "namage attatchments" feature when you post a reply, upload the file, there you go
     
  2. Mumbles_45

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    Glock 19, Im in 2nd CR now (no longer ACR), and Im from PA.
     
  3. Walter

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    Okay, The "Big Red One" is a unit with a history.
    But so is this "Big Red One", the one I was with.

    Of course, Marines didn't wear shoulder patches,
    but unit insignias still matter.
     

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    My first two years were spent as an Infantryman, with 3/8 and 5/8 Inf., both part of 1st BDE, 8th ID(M). The last six years were spent as an Artillery Forward Observer, assigned to 3/320 FA, attached to 187 INF RGT, both of the famed 101st ABN DIV (AASLT). While in Afghanistan with the 101st, we were OPCON (under the OPerational CONtrol) to 10th INF DIV (MTN) for Operation Anaconda, which entitles me to wear that insignia as a combat patch.

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    Most often, I associate myself with the 101st ABN, because that is where I spent most of my time, and they were the better years of my enlistment. It's also the unit with which I deployed on both peacekeeping and combat tours (Kosovo and Afghanistan).
     
  5. Rezin

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    I was a Marine journalst. Usually assigned to base units....

    MCB Camp Butler 3rd MarDiv (Okinawa) and JPAO 4th MarDiv (New Orleans)

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  6. crazed_ss

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    I was Marines too..

    We dont wear any patches to denote units or anything. This one says it all..
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    Here's the logo from my BN though...
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  7. USMCRotrHed

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    Mainly these for me

    Semper Fi!

    We did wear them on our flight suits.
     

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  8. crazed_ss

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    oh yeah.. forgot about the airwing..

    lol nasties!

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  9. USMCRotrHed

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    We're there for ya

    We never forgot the true mission of the Corps. If it wasn't for the grunts we wouldn't have a purpose.
     
  10. LAK

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    The motto is very close to that of the old British Lovat Scouts: Je Suis Prest, or "I am ready".

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  11. Powderman

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    aka "Polar Bears" and "America's Foreign Legion". The 1/31st was the only American unit that NEVER was headquartered or stationed in the US.

    From there, to Ft. Lewis, 9th ID, assigned to 2d Bn 2d IN Regt.

    More to come...
     

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    I wore these two beret pins consecutively with this badge; both commands and the AF police organization have been renamed.
     

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    The last one I wore.

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    OHshooter, while I didn't fly for a living, I saw the pilots wearing them on their flight suits.
     
  15. ID_shooting

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    Question for the non-Army folks here. In the army, our uniforms tell alot about us. When one is dressed in Class As you can tell the obvious, Rank, name, and current unit of assignment. Other things you can tell from just a glance, Schools with ribbons and badges(leadership, airborn, air assult), basic job function with lapel insigia(infantry, armor, supply), years of service with hash marks on the lower sleeves, combat duty with a patch on the right shoulder, over seas duty with more hash marks. Just to name a few.

    So, are the other services just as descriptive with thier uniforms?
     
  16. scout26

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    Here's mine.

    But 8ID is my home.
     

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    In my experience, the Marines is least descriptive when it comes to uniforms.
    If you took a Corporal from the Grunts and one who fixes radios and stood them next to each other wearing utilities, there would be no way to tell from their uniforms that one was infantry and the other one fixed radios.


    This wikipedia excerpt pretty much explains it..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_marines

    Marines are less generous with awards and unit identification; the rationale behind this being that as a member of an elite force, it is enough to be identified simply as a Marine. For example, with the exception of breast insignia denoting a few specialized qualifications such as airborne (parachute), pilot or scuba/rebreather qualification, and small red patches sewn on the utility trouser legs and covers of Landing Support Marines, Marines do not normally wear any insignia or device on their utility uniforms denoting their unit, MOS (military occupational specialty), or training.
     
  18. Tierhog

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    In the Marine Corps EVERYONE is a rifleman first. Cooks, clerks, machanics, pilots, officers, enlisted, truck drivers, cannon cockers etc... We all are infantry.
     
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    Only unit patch I ever wore. 1996-1999

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    7th ID(L), Lightfighter, HOOYAH! I didn't have the Ranger tab, though.

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    Here are mine. Former active duty, 1st Armored Division, 1st BN 4th ADA.
    Current USAR, Military Intelligence Readiness Command, C Co. 321st MI BN
     

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  25. Jeff Timm

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    My first unit patch was 13th Corps Support Command, 190th Maintenance Company (Heavy Equipment) (General Support)
     

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