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NAVY CHALLENGE COINS: This is a place to Talk, Share, and Show Off your Military Challenge Coin Collection. 


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Challenge Coins

Started by Mark Andre. Last reply by Scott Sabyan Nov 25, 2015. 4 Replies

I gave my son 2 challenge coins for his PIR: The RTC coin and the Ship 14 U.S.S. Arizona coin(his ship for boot camp). He is an E2 Seaman Apprentice studying to be a Fire Controlman, which I assume…Continue

The History of the Military Challenge Coin

Started by E.G. - ND's Creator/Admin Mar 30, 2013. 0 Replies

 The History of the Military Challenge Coin A challenge coin is a small coin or…Continue

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Comment by Chris Jennison on September 27, 2013 at 7:59pm
Hmmm...can't add a picture from my phone
Comment by Chris Jennison on September 27, 2013 at 7:56pm
I love collecting coins. However, the ones that I treasure the most are the ones I have earned. Anyone can buy a coin but I keep my coins earned by deed separate. My son has received two coins by deed since he joined. I never got one when I was in the Navy but I have been fortunate enough to have a job that has allowed me to continue serving my country and the war-fighter. Here is my latest coin:
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 27, 2013 at 3:05pm

three Bahrain coins now in the store:

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 27, 2013 at 2:42pm

I got connections....most in low places...a few a little higher up!!!!

Comment by NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary on September 27, 2013 at 2:37pm

Paul You Da Man Bro!!

Comment by Bob T on September 27, 2013 at 10:11am

Yes, it is definitely and great career to follow up with after serving. I am also somewhat in the IT field, so I am fully aware of how much experience will matter when it comes to pursuing a job in that field. My son's name is Andrew Tucker.

Comment by Bill Black on September 27, 2013 at 9:53am
Bob T, the old military saying definitely applies to A school: hurry up and wait! My son was there for almost 2 weeks before he classed up. But it will come. The IT rating is an excellent one. Whether they only do their 4 year stint or longer, it will be invaluable training and experience for the future. What is your son's name? Mine is John Black. I will tell him about your son and maybe they will meet.
Comment by Bob T on September 27, 2013 at 6:12am

Bill, Thanks for that insight on the whole pollywog to shellback transition. I only hope someone sends me a video like that of my son! LOL.

My son arrived at Pensacola on 9/15 for IT. He is still waiting to class up. We sent him down a few boxes of stuff that should be there tomorrow. He said is cleaning buildings right now for the officers. We may drive his car down from NY for Thanksgiving weekend and then fly back home.

Comment by Bill Black on September 26, 2013 at 2:59pm
Comment by Bill Black on September 26, 2013 at 2:56pm
U.S. Navy Shellback Ceremony -

Bob T, Copy this into your browser and take a look.

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