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Old 10-15-2012, 01:46 AM
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Default Van's 40th Anniversary Patch-Afghanistan Style

The other day one of the guys I fly with mentions that he's going to get some squadron patches made here on our base before he heads back to the states. Patches? You can do that here? Sure, down at the bizarre, just inside the main gate. Hmmm...I've been wanted to get patches done of Van's 40th Anniversary logo just because I think its a good looking logo. Quick email to Van's and they say, yeah, go ahead, as long as its just for me and not a money making deal. So I had Hajeeb (sp??) make me up a couple and the price was very reasonable considering I only wanted a couple. He even put velcro on the back.

Me and Hajeeb. He was actually happy despite not smiling.

Close up of patch. Not perfect, but hey, its Afghanistan.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:01 AM
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Now that is cool.

Does Haheep do decals?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:33 AM
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That is very cool! Maybe it will give Van some ideas.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:16 PM
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Ok, Van's in amongst the 12 service bullitin, the new 12 fly-aways, teh RV-14, when you're not busy how about some patches?

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:45 PM
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OK I'll admit I've been more of a lurker than participant-type in this forum, but this actually is an issue that I have found pretty frustrating. Van's teases us with a very nice looking 40th anniversary patch pdf, but NO ability to purchase!! (FWIW, I can't seem to locate any source for the Van's Air Force patch under the "wing patch" link on this forum either...)

I went to an embroiderer recently to have my son's name and our registration number embroidered on the nametag of the nomex suit he got last year for Christmas (planning ahead for his solo next month when he turns 16!), and she informed me that most shops that create embroidered patches have a minimum order of around 50, which is roughly 49 more than I need.

I second the motion that has been raised that Van's offer the 40th (and the VAF patch) for sale. Please.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:00 PM
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Maybe you could get him to make some of the older Vans Airforce patches with the RV-8 that turns in into a line drawing...
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:42 PM
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HI Steve, Give my wife Georgeanna an email and she can make you a 40th anniversary patch. Mike

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:40 AM
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Mike,

Sign me up! I will e-mail for a patch order, bet there is a lot of interest out there.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:46 AM
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Mike beat me to it. My first thought was Georgeanna, who easily does one-off shirts, hats, key chain tags, etc. I suspect she can get the OK from the factory to do the patch.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:18 AM
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Did I mention how great this site is? Thanks Mike. Poor Georgeanna is about to have a second career.

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