The old space missile AF 82u ABU basic badge is an Air Force badge this is unique not only because of its design, but also because it has been retired. Awarded to personnel who completed Air Force training in missile operations, space warning, satellite command and control, space surveillance, or space lift, this badge from Action Embroidery is perfect for a former member of the United States Air Force or for a collector.
Another reason this badge is special is that the Air Force (widely regarded as the most restrictive branch when bestowing badges to those outside of their own) gave it to U.S. Army officers who graduated from the functional area (FA) 40A (Army Space Operations Officer) course – making it the first Air Force badge to ever be given to non-Air Force personnel.
This badge represents an important era in United States history, and is likely to become rarer as time goes on. The old space missile AF 82u ABU basic badge will be an irreplaceable addition to any military collection, and a symbol of the history of the United State Air Force’s space program.