Month: March 2016

History of the Challenge Coin by 99 Percent Invisible

History of the Challenge Coin by 99 Percent Invisible The United States Military is not known for being touchy-feely. There’s not much hugging or head-patting, and superiors don’t always have the authority to offer a serviceman a raise or promotion. When a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard wants to show appreciation, love, sympathy, or professional connection, they can use challenge coins. You can read the entire article on 99 Percent Invisible’s...

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Navy SEAL Awarded Medal of Honor

Navy SEAL Awarded Medal of Honor for Dramatic Taliban Hostage Rescue WASHINGTON — Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was the second one through the door as his SEAL Team Six unit raided a Taliban hide-out where an American doctor was held hostage. Dilip Joseph was the medical director for a faith-based Colorado non-profit group establishing medical clinics in remote parts of Afghanistan when he was captured for ransom with his driver and translator. Four days later, having information that Joseph might be moved to Pakistan, U.S. commanders organized a rescue team, according to an unclassified summary of the mission obtained by USA TODAY.   The...

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Highcock Awarded Military Coin of Excellence

Highcock Awarded Military Coin of Excellence Army Pfc. Austin C. Highcock, currently deployed to Jordan, was awarded a coin of excellence during his dinner with Maj Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, according to a news release from the military. Highcock is the son of Denise R. Highcock and Jeffery S. Highcock, and the husband of Hailie E. Highcock, all of Murfreesboro. Highcock graduated in 2012 from Blackman High School, Murfreesboro. Read the original article here....

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Carroll County Government Hands Out Challenge Coins

Carroll County Government Hands Out Challenge Coins Jack Lyburn, director of the Carroll county Department of Economic Development, had a challenge coin made to hand out to brokers and site locators in hopes of drawing new business into the county. “Hopefully this is some little trinket, a marketing tool, that challenges them to put their company here and [let them know] we are the right people to help them do this,” Lyburn said. Jack was first introduced to the tradition of the challenge coin during his service with the Navy. He thought this unique motivational tool and token of...

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