We are proud to announce the release of our 2018 Challenge Coin
Each year, we design a coin that will capture the theme of our Veterans Day events. This year, our theme THE BATTLES BETWEEN THE WARS focuses on the 25 years between 1975 to 2000. This period saw our Nation's military rebuiding after the close of the Vietnam War. Airborne and Special Operations forces responded to events around the globe. Our Navy and Marine Corps deployed on carrier task forces whenever we wanted to project our strength in a region. Technology, like stealth and other weapons and accessories, saw huge leaps in advancement. The men and women in our Nation's uniform were the most professional and well trained military force we have ever fielded.
We are proud to announce the 2018 coin and hope that all Veterans who served during this time can see something that represents their service during this important time in our miliary history.
Description of the 2018 Challenge Coin -
SIZE: Our antique gold finished coin is larger for 2018 at 2 1/4" in diameter.
FRONT: Proudly displaying the Georgia Veterans Day Association logo.
BACK: UPPER LEFT - A C-130 deploying Paratroopers over an unknown Drop Zone represents Operation Urgent Fury & Operation Just Cause,
the birth of our Airborne rapid reactions forces, the birth of the Special Operations Command, and how our Nation
swiftly responded to threats around the globe.
UPPER RIGHT - An F-117 quietly soaring about the clouds represents Operation Desert Storm and air operations in Kosovo, the
deployement of stealth aircraft in combat operations, and the almost total air dominance our air forces operate in
today due to the advancement and professionalism of our pilots and air crews.
LOWER LEFT - An aircraft carrier with planes at the ready plowing through rough surf represents the 25 years that America
deployed a carrier task forces and other naval vessels on the coasts of our enemies to show we mean business and
honors the Navy and Marine Corps members who deploy around the globe in support of our security.
LOWER RIGHT - A lone Soldier or Marine standing guard on a remote line of concertina wire represents our military forces holding
the line on the Korean DMZ and the Fulda Gap in Germany, our peacekeeping forces in Somalia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, and
every other location our military faced the enemy and shielded those who needed our help.
CENTER - The stars and stripes of our Flag are depicted across the center of the coin to represent the Nation that all of these
Veterans volunteered to serve and defend.