The 482nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve, maintains and operates Homestead Air Reserve Base, located at the southern end of the Florida peninsula. The Homestead Air Reserve Base challenge coin salutes these “Air Warriors” of the 482nd Fighter Wing, a fully combat-ready unit providing F-16C multi-purpose fighter aircraft and mission-ready pilots and support personnel for short-notice worldwide deployment.
With its unique geographic location, the 482nd Fighter Wing regularly hosts combat units from all over the world who come to enjoy the superb flying weather and abundant training airspace. As host unit at Homestead, the 482nd Fighter Wing supports several ‘tenant’ units, including the “scramble” capability of a detachment of North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) F-15 fighter interceptors, U.S. Customs Miami Air Branch drug enforcement air interdiction mission, and contingency operations with the United States Southern Command.
The Homestead Air Reserve Base coin is bold and colorful, featuring the 482nd Fighter Wing insignia finished in rich enamels. The reverse is the United States Air Force emblem proudly displayed in blue and white.
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This coin features an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.