Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis Army Base merged their administrative functions and became Joint Base Langley-Eustis on January 29, 2010. To accomplish that end, the 633rd Air Base Wing was reactivated to serve as the host unit and to be lead mission support wing, serving both Air Force and Army units. This Joint Base Langley-Eustis challenge coin salutes the combat prowess and exceptional devotion to duty of both locations, now hosted by the 633rd Air Base Wing.
Unlike other joint bases that share common perimeters, Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis are 17 miles apart. The administrative merger of the two does not reduce military personnel or capability, but rather adds efficiency to both locations. The 1st Fighter Wing at Langley continues its combat-ready air operations with F-15C/D Eagle and F-22A Raptor aircraft, and Ft. Eustis remains the proud home of US Army Transportation Corps, the Army’s most deployed unit.
The Joint Base Langley-Eustis coin features raised and recessed features, and is highlighted with rich enamels. The obverse is the 633rd Air Base Wing insignia, surrounded by “Joint Base—Langley-Eustis VA.” The reverse is the United States Air Force emblem. The reverse bears 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This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.