This coin honors the elite men and women who serve the 50th Space Wing, a component of the Space Command of the U.S. Air Force. Own or give this challenge coin as a timeless symbol of the 50th Space Wing’s mission to advance the air, space, and cyberspace superiority of the United States.
Originally activated in 1949 as the 50th Fighter Bomber Wing, the 50th Space Wing has played a leading role in keeping the peace and defending America’s sovereignty for over six decades. Today, the unit ensures command and control of satellite weapon systems and other satellite-based assets, including the Global Positioning System and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. Located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the wing provides installation support to 16 major tenant units consisting of 8,100 military and civilian personnel.
Minted with an antique nickel finish and accented with bold enamel colors, this coin’s obverse displays the insignia of the 50th Space Wing, with its motto “Master of Space.” The reverse features the official emblem of the U.S. Air Force. The wing and star emblem of the new Air Force symbol is based on the familiar World War II “Hap” Arnold wings and represents the service’s heritage. The symbol’s modern design represents the Air Force’s present and future leading edge capabilities defending the United States.
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.