Category Albums Files
SECDEF, JCS & JOINT STAFF
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SECDEF / OSD



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Joint Chiefs of Staff



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NEACP/NAOC



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3 albums on 1 page(s)

UNIFIED COMMANDSA Unified Combatant Command (UCC) is a DoD command that is composed of forces from at least two Military Departments and has a broad and continuing mission. These “joint” commands are established to provide effective command and control of U.S. military forces, regardless of branch of service, in peace and war. They are organized either on a geographical basis or on a functional basis. Currently, there are nine UCCs; six have regional responsibilities and three have functional responsibilities. Some unified commands no longer exist, and two of those (US Northeast Command and Continental Air Defense Command) aren't listed below because no patches are known to exist for them. Some unified commands have subordinate unified commands under them (e.g., U.S. Cyber Command is under U.S. Strategic Command), and these are here as well, posted under the applicable unified command, as are patches for their joint staffs.
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Far East Command



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Pacific Command & U.S. Pacific Command


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4 files, last one added on Apr 08, 2016
Album viewed 191 times

Alaskan Command


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2 files, last one added on Apr 10, 2013
Album viewed 71 times

European & U.S. European Command


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1 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2015
Album viewed 123 times

Caribbean Command



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Atlantic Command & U.S. Atlantic Command



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U.S. Strike Command



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U.S. Southern Command


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3 files, last one added on Aug 31, 2017
Album viewed 34 times

U.S. Readiness Command



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U.S. Central Command


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1 files, last one added on Oct 24, 2013
Album viewed 118 times

U.S. Space Command



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U.S. Special Operations Command



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18 albums on 2 page(s) 1

COMBINED COMMANDSA Combined Command is a bilateral or multilateral military organization established by treaty and comprised of the armed forces of two or more countries, usually for the protection and benefit of one or more of the signatory nations.
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World War II era



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UN



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United Nations Command



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OAS



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MFO



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NORAD


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1 files, last one added on Apr 10, 2013
Album viewed 182 times

NATO (Standing & COEs)


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This album includes patches from Centers of Excellence. These are national organizations, not NATO organizations, although some of them have been accredited by NATO--a goal to which, I believe, they all aspire. Most of the COEs have a small contingent of US military on staff. Patches for NATO organizations which have no US military personnel assigned are, of course, not included.

1 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2013
Album viewed 269 times

NATO (AWACS)



US personnel are assigned to nearly all of NATO's AWACS organizations, from headquarters down to the squadron level. The only elements containing no US personnel at all are the Forward Operating Bases (FOBs)--so none of the patches from those are displayed here. Also, there are no US personnel assigned to the UK or French AWACS units, which fly a different model of the E-3 aircraft.

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NATO-ISAF (& related)



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NATO-IFOR/SFOR



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NATO-KFOR



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Other



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12 albums on 1 page(s)

AGENCIES, FIELD ACTIVITIES, & OTHER COMPONENTSThis is the category for all the other non-Task Force joint military organizations that do not fit into any of the echelons listed above. These include agencies, field activities, direct-reporting units (DRUs), Military Assistance and Advisory Groups (MAAGs), and schools. Patches for joint bases are also posted in this section.
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Agencies


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2 files, last one added on Nov 16, 2015
Album viewed 214 times

Field Activities



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DRUs & Other Joint Organizations



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Schools



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Bases



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5 albums on 1 page(s)

TASK FORCES, OPERATIONS, EXERCISES, & EVENTSThink of this as the “Action” section. A task force (TF) is usually created to complete a specific mission within a certain timeframe. TFs are identified by either an assigned number or name. Missions that TFs perform, both combat (wars and armed conflicts) and non-combat (e.g., non-combatant evacuation operations, or NEOs) are often named, as are large-scale exercises, and patches for these are here too. Finally, competitions such as bombing and navigation, marksmanship, and sporting events are included in this section.
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Wars, Confrontations, Named Ops, etc.


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Note: Clicking the "File Name" up-arrow for this section will display the patches in chronological sequence.

2 files, last one added on Apr 05, 2013
Album viewed 167 times

Joint Task Forces



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Exercises


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1 files, last one added on Feb 05, 2013
Album viewed 88 times

Competitions & other events


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1 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2013
Album viewed 64 times

 

 

4 albums on 1 page(s)

WEAPONS SYSTEMSThe official DoD definition is: One of a limited number of systems or subsystems that for reasons of military urgency, criticality, or resource requirements, is determined by the Department of Defense as being vital to the national interest.” A dictionary definition says: “Any instrument or instrumentality used for offensive or defensive purposes, and the components necessary for its proper functioning, such as targeting and guidance devices.” In the opinion of most, this includes not only hardware and firmware, but related software as well.
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Aircraft


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2 files, last one added on Feb 08, 2013
Album viewed 96 times

Missiles/Munitions



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Other



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3 albums on 1 page(s)

Non-DODSome US military members are assigned to government organizations outside the Department of Defense (e.g., White House Military Office, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, etc.). Also, a great number of military who are retired from active duty, as well as former military, are “still serving” as members of one or more national veteran organizations. Those organizations that are not exclusive to just one branch of the Armed Forces are included in this section. And finally, many patches produced commercially have been purchased and worn by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines (perhaps the best example is the POW-MIA patch). Such patches that are not service-specific are welcomed for display here.
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Government Organizations



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Veteran Organizations



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Commercial



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3 albums on 1 page(s)


ERRORS / REJECTS



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REPRODUCTIONS



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REUNION / SOUVENIR



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UNKNOWNS



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4 albums on 1 page(s)

Random files - U.S. Department of Defense
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Air Combat Evaluation - Air Interception Missile Evaluation Joint Test ForceAFushi
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Alaskan CommandAFushi
SJFH-1061.jpg
Standing Joint Force Headquarters Elimination AFushi
TATTOO-1985-1001.jpg
Air Tattoo 1985AFushi
USSTRATCOM-ABNCP-EMERGENCY-1.jpg
U.S. Strategic Command ABNCP - Emergency Actions OfficerAFushi
USSTRATCOM-ABNCP-BATTLESTAFF-1.jpg
U.S. Strategic Command ABNCP - Battlestaff AFushi
USSTRATCOM-ABNCP-ALCS-500-1.jpg
U.S. Strategic Command ABNCP E-6B Airborne Launch Control System 500 HoursAFushi
USSTRATCOM-ABNCP-ALCS-250-1.jpg
U.S. Strategic Command ABNCP E-6B Airborne Launch Control System 250 HoursAFushi
USSOUTHCOM-1021.jpg
United States Southern CommandAFushi
USSOUTHCOM-1001.jpg
United States Southern CommandAFushi

Last additions - U.S. Department of Defense
USSOUTHCOM-1011A.jpg
United States Southern CommandAFushiAug 31, 2017
USSOUTHCOM-1001.jpg
United States Southern CommandAFushiAug 31, 2017
USSOUTHCOM-1021.jpg
United States Southern CommandAFushiAug 31, 2017
PACOM-1056.jpg
United States Pacific Command Office of Legislative AffairsAFushiApr 08, 2016
USCYBERCOM-1061.jpg
United States Cyber Command J2T Combat TargetsAFushiFeb 18, 2016
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United States Pacific CommandAFushiFeb 18, 2016
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National Reconnaissance Office Operations SquadronAFushiNov 16, 2015
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United States Pacific Command China Strategic Focus GroupAFushiNov 16, 2015
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U.S. Strategic Command ABNCP E-6B Airborne Launch Control System 250 HoursAFushiJul 19, 2015
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U.S. Strategic Command ABNCP E-6B Airborne Launch Control System 500 HoursAFushiJul 19, 2015