Challenge coins are traditionally given out to prove membership when
challenged, to enhance morale, and to be collected. In practice,
challenge coins are normally presented in recognition of special
achievements and exchanged in recognition of visits to an
In the Air Force, military training instructors award an Airman's coin to new enlisted personnel upon completion of their Basic Military Training and to new officers upon completion of Air Force Officer Training School. In addition, many career fields and hundreds of units and organizations have their own coins. Challenge coins are deeply embedded in US military tradition.
AFPAAA has continued that tradition with its own challenge coin, designed to illustrate its commitment to the Air Force public affairs career field.
You can purchase the AFPAAA Challenge Coin here for $10, plus $8.95 for shipping and handling.
To order your Challenge Coin:
The AFPAAA Challenge Coin is a 4–color, 1.75 inch diameter by 3mm thick metal coin featuring: