US NAVY Collectibles

Thanks for stopping by the "Collections Site". I created this section in an effort to help the Widows/Families of our American Heroes find a place for some of the mementos and collectibles they are willing to part with. This (I hope) helps the families in an effort to go through all the memorabilia we aviators tend to collect while we're in......these items are NOT NEW, therefore you will see some "wear" on items, as they were obtained over the years. Enjoy, and know that you are helping preserve the history and legacy of some of these families.......

RULES: These are on a "first-come, first-gets" basis. If you want something, please EMAIL me at (whiteyinga@av8rstuff.com). This will help keep things in a chronological order so that the first to ask for something gets "dibs" on it. When listing what you want, use the (number) and title listed, as that's what I know it by. If you want to see a "closeup" or a picture of the back(ing) of the item, let me know and I will send via email. Remember, most of these are in a "used" condition, many worn in COMBAT, and are guaranteed for AUTHENTICITY by the family, as these are ORIGINAL items collected by the member!

PROCEDURE: Since every item is a "ONE-ONLY" quantity, no "cart" or "checkout" feature is being offered. These are being reserved via email (see above), then you can settle up either by PAYPAL, Check, or Credit Card. Email me to verify the ones you "won", then I will give you the details of your order. I hope to remove them as quickly as they are sold, that way preventing any "double-selling" a single item....best way I know how to control this is manually.

AS-IS: These come in the condition you see. You'll see some of these patches that are on the website, but THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL pieces purchased AT THE TIME they were made, unless otherwise specified. ASSUME AUTHENTIC ORIGINALS and (if needed) will differentiate when it isn't). Please ask all questions before finalizing, as I couldn't bear to ask for a refund from any of the family members.....thanks again to the greatest group of enthusiasts on the web..........you all are awesome and make me proud to know you!!

USN Vietnam-era Leather Flight Jacket USN Vietnam-era Leather Flight Jacket
Price: $199.69 (or best offer)

Size: 36R

Found this US NAVY/USMC Leather Flight Jacket at a thrift store and know that I have someone that peruses these pages that will make a good home for this amazing, historical piece. This jacket is from the Vietnam-era and if anything like mine, was (probably) worn in combat. It's not in the greatest shape, it's well worn, which makes me think it was worn in the cockpit. Offering this at a GREAT price, so let me know if you'd like it. Probably not to be worn, just displayed.

USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Back) USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Back)
This is the back view of the jacket.

USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Nametag) USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Nametag)
This is the view of the leather nametag. It has USN/USMC Pilot wings and (I think) it says 'N.S. HUFF' on the first line and LT USNR on the second line. It is sewn on.

USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Label) USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Label)
This is the inside label of the jacket stating size 36.

USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Collar) USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Collar)
As you can see, the collar is well worn....

USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Inside) USN Vietnam-era LX Flight Jacket (Inside
This is the inside view of the jacket.


USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Front) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Front)
Price: $199.69 (or best offer)

Size: 36R (estimated)

This US NAVY / USS CARL VINSON / USS INDIANA red velcro CRUISE Jacket was donated to "the cause" as my neighbor's house burned to the ground a few weeks back, and a great USMC friend donated it, hoping that someone out there would offer a nice price for it, give it a good home, and know that you are helping a friend out.... all in return for this amazing, historical piece. This jacket is from the 'post-Vietnam' era, lists the ports on the back, says WORLD CRUISE 33 along the bottom (back) and has beautiful embroidery all over it.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Sleeve) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Sleeve)
This is the dragon embroidery on one of the sleeves.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back)
This is the dragon embroidery on the back.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back)
This is the closeup of the dragon embroidery on one the back.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Sleeve) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Sleeve)
This is the closeup of the dragon embroidery on one of the sleeves.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back)
This is the closeup of the dragon embroidery on one the back.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back)
This is the closeup of the dragon embroidery on one the back.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Back)
This is the closeup of the dragon embroidery on one the back.

USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Inside) USS CARL VINSON Red Velvet Cruise Jacket (Inside)
This is the picture of the front, showing the inside.


VA-35 Sqdn (Small/White) 3) VA-35 Sqdn (Small/White)
Price: $12.99

Size: 2.9" Diagonal

Original: Theater-made when deployed.

212) VA-52/CV-63 1994 'LAST HUNT' Patch 212) VA-52/CV-63 1994 'LAST HUNT' Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 5" Diameter

Original: This is one of the cruise patches created by VA-52 along with USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for their 1994 Western Pacific (WESTPAC) cruise. It shows the head of a bear(?) over the flight deck and lists all the other squadrons of the airwing along the sides. I'm not sure which squadron is being honored, but it does say "WOLFPACKS LAST HUNT" along the bottom.

VA-145 'Ballcap' Patch 16) VA-145 'Ballcap' Patch
Price: $6.99

Size: 4.75" Wide

Original: VA-145 'Swordsmen' ballcap patch. This one has something on the letters on the front, but can probably be removed gently....

274) VA-185 1986 Det Patch 274) VA-185 1986-87 WHIDBEY DET Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4.6" High

Original: VA-185 Nighthawks 1986-1987 WHIDBEY Detachment Patch.

VA-196/VAQ-139 1994 'WESTPAC' Cruise Patch 253) VA-196/VAQ-139 1994 'WESTPAC' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.5" Diameter

Original: This 'joint' patch was created for VA-196 and VAQ-139 for their 1994 Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and Indian Ocean (IO) cruise. It has a large star with the Persian Gulf superimposed on it and says "THE LATEST AND GREATEST" slogan with all the squadron names and aircraft listed along the edge. The Iraqi and American flags are in the 'background', with the American Flag on the right (since we're always "RIGHT")!!

275) VA-0686/VA-42 Patch 275) VA-0686-VA-42 Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 5.1" Wide

Original: VA-0686/VA-42 'ORDNANCE(?)' Patch??

A-6 Intruder '6000-Hours' Patch 23) A-6 INTRUDER '6000-Hours' Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" High

Original: Don't think this is Skipper Hagan's personal Intruder Hours patch (only ONE left), but either he picked them up in a collection himself, or was given then as a gift in anticipation for him eventually obtaining that milestone. Not sure, but these are RARE!! I can't say that I've ever met but one hero who had that many hours in the 'Truder......

279) VAQ-135 Deployment Patch 279) VAQ-135 '2000 INCIRLIK' Deployment Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" Diameter

Original: This is the VAQ-135 Deployment patch of USAF pilots/ECMOs to Incirlik AB, Turkey for their 2000 support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH. The turkey "rear" says USAF, says "90 Days - No CATS No TRAPS No MIDRATS" (top), and "BUT 10,000 ft of Concrete Beer and Per Diem" (bottom). Nice jab at the USN Prowler flyers.....

280) VAQ-136 Squadron Patch 280) VAQ-136 Squadron Patch
Price: $8.99

Size: 4" Height

Original: This is the VAQ-136 Squadron patch with the "WHITE" border.....something about the fingers seems to be different than their normal squadron patch, possibly an "early" version....don't know.

VAQ-137 'LAST CRUISE' Patch 28) VAQ-137 'LAST CRUISE' Patch
Price: $29.99

Size: 5" Diameter

Original: This is one of the original VAQ-137 'ROOKS' Last Cruise patch from their Med/IO 1993 Cruise.

VAQ-138 1997 'NEPTUNE' Cruise Patch 240) VAQ-138 1997 'NEPTUNE' Cruise Patch
Price: $29.99

Size: 6.1" Height

Original: This is one of the cruise patches created by VAQ-138 for their "AROUND THE WORLD" deployment while onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and as part of Airwing NINE (CVW-9). This is a large patch, designed to be centered on the back of a "cruise jacket". It lists all the other squadrons along the top, as well as all their "scheduled" port calls (in red). It also shows King Neptune (important figure in the "SHELLBACK" ceremony if you cross the equator), and ' since he is the prominent image on the patch, I'm assuming they crossed it. Great patch!!.

VAQ-139 2003 'OIF/OEF/OSW Cruise' Patch 30) VAQ-139 2003 'OIF/OEF/OSW Cruise' Patch
Price: $11.99

Size: 4.8" Height

Original: This is one of the original VAQ-139 2002-2003 WESTPAC Cruise patches made in support of OIF/OEF/OSW.

281) VAQ-140 Squadron Patch 281) VAQ-140 'Early' Squadron Patch
Price: $11.99

Size: 3.95" Height

Original: This is one of "early" versions of the VAQ-140 squadron patch. It has the "cut" edge and no backing....

VAQ-?? AUAB Patch (Small) 127) VAQ-?? AUAB Patch (Small)
Price: $8.99

Size: 3" Diameter

Original: (Small Version) This patch (I'm told) is from one of the EA-6B (VAQ) squadron that flew operations out of Al Udied Air Base (AUAB) in the early 2000's. I think they were a "joint" unit that had both USAF and USN aviators for a while. Just my estimation of what I saw there in 2003, but I could be misinformed.

VAQ-?? AUAB Patch (MED) 128) VAQ-?? AUAB Patch (MED)
Price: $9.99

Size: 3.5" Diameter

Original: (MED Version) This patch (I'm told) is from one of the EA-6B (VAQ) squadron that flew operations out of Al Udied Air Base (AUAB) in the early 2000's. I think they were a "joint" unit that had both USAF and USN aviators for a while. Just my estimation of what I saw there in 2003, but I could be misinformed.

VAW-112 Patch 282) VAW-112 'Caribben Deployment' Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4.4" Height

Original: This patch is from the VAW-112 'Caribbean Deployment' that says "Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace" (top) and shows all the different "ports/places" they supported in the Counter Drug Operations, as it shows the "Hawk" holding an F-16 targeting smaller drug planes.... Not sure of the year.

125) VF-9 Squadron Patch 125) VF-9 Squadron Patch
Price: $34.99

Size: 4.2" Height

Skipper Hagan collected patches throughout his entire career, as you can tell from the very small percentage of patches he's sent thus far. This patch seems to be (in my opinion) an old reproduction patch from VF-9. They flew the F6F HELLCATS and were decomm'ed in the late 1940's, so I don't think this original, but has an old feel to it.

VFA-14/VFA-41 2003 WPAC/OIF Cruise Patch 237) VFA-14/VFA-41 '2003 WPAC/OIF' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.8" Height

Original: This patch was created by VFA-14/VFA-41 for their 2003 Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF)' deployment onboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and part of Airwing NINE (CVW-9). It lists all the squadrons that comprised the airwing and shows one of their birds overhead the boat.

164) VFA-86 'Plane Captain' Patch 164) VFA-86 'Plane Captain' Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 4.8" Diagonally

This is the 'Plane Captain' patch created for the VFA-86 Sidewinders.

VFA-122 'Class 06-07' Coffin Patch 131) VFA-122 'Class 06-07' Coffin Patch
Price: $8.99

Size: 4.5" Height

Skipper Hagan collected patches throughout his entire career, as you can tell from the very small percentage of patches he's sent thus far. This is the Class Patch for class 06-07 that trained to fly the F/A-18 Hornet with VFA-122 out of NAS Lemoore, CA. Not an old patch, but a limited "class patch".

201) CV-43 AIMD Patch 201) CV-43 1988 AIMD Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4.5" Wide

Original: This is the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenace Depot (AIMD) patch created for the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) for their 1987-1988 MED Deployment. This is for the "Ships Company" personnel attached to that department onboard the ship.

203) CV-60 1984 'Tiger Cruise' Patch 203) CV-60 1984 'Tiger Cruise' Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 3.9" Diameter

Original: This is one of the "TIGER CRUISE" patches created by the USS Saratoga (CV-60) for their 1984 'TIGER CRUISE' which is where they pick up members of the crews' families and they get to enjoy life on the carrier for a couple or three days! Very unique experience!!

205) CVA-61 1970 'Horseshoe' Cruise Patch 205) CVA-61 1970-71 'Horseshoe' Cruise Patch
Price: $149.99

Size: 6" Height

Original: The best patch in this week's group of patches from the Hagan collection. This is a HANDMADE cruise patch for the USS Ranger (CVA-61) for their 1970-1971 Western Pacific cruise. It shows an upside down horseshoe (which represents bad luck) and lists the 5 ports they visited: Hawaii, Phillipines, Vietnam, Japan, and Hong Kong. This was during the Vietnam War era, so doubtful they pulled into port in Vietnam!! Absolute GEM of a patch!!

CATCC (CV)-63 OIF/OEF (Cherry) 87) CATCC (CV-)63 OIF/OEF (Cherry)
Price: $9.99

Size: 4.5" Diameter

Original: This patch was for CV-63 CATCC for their support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. It says "COMBAT PROVEN" on the bottom.

213) CV-63 1979-80 'Iranian Crisis' Patch 213) CV-63 1979-80 'Iranian Crisis' Patch
Price: $99.99

Size: 5" Height

Original: Yet another "GEM" in this week's offerings. This is a HAND-MADE (in theater) patch for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for their 1979-1980 Western Pacific (WESTPAC) cruise in support of the "IRANIAN CRISIS". It says "CAMEL STATION" along the bottom and depicts the carrier headed to the 'Strait of Hormuz'. A GREAT addition to any collection.

214) CV-63 1995 'PERSIAN GULF' Patch 214) CV-63 1995 'PERSIAN GULF' Patch
Price: $49.99

Size: 6.2" Height

Original: Yet another "GEM" in this week's offerings. This is one of the cruise patches created for CV-63 and CVW-15 for their (I think it says) 1995 'Persiona Gulf/WESTPAC/Indian Ocean' cruise. It shows a Chinese dragon in the hard of Hong Kong, with an eagle (with American Flag as the tail) carrying away a snake. Beautiful patch!.

224) CVN-65 'Veteran Day Hookers' Patch 224) CVN-65 'Veteran Day Hookers' Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4" Height

Original: This patch was created for the CVN-65 'Big E' when they were utilized as the Carrier Qualification (CQ) ship for some of the training squadrons. It says VETERANS DAY HOOKERS and NOV 2000 (top), USS ENTERPRISE (bottom) and "The E means Easy....RIGHT?" in the middle.

CVN-68/CVW-11 OIF Cruise Patch (Round) 51) CVN-68/CVW-11 OIF Cruise Patch (Round)
Price: $12.99

Size: 5" Diameter

Original: This patch was created by CVN-68/CVW-11 for their Op IRAQI FREEDOM cruise.

CVN-68 1996 'FIELD DAY' Cruise Patch 235) CVN-68 1995-1996 'FIELD DAY' Cruise Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" Diameter

Original: This patch was created by CVN-68/CVW-9 for their 1995-1996 Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment. It says "MNIMITZ-NINE TEAM" (top) and "FIELD DAY IN THE GULF".

CVN-69 '100th Anniversary' Cruise Patch 242) CVN-69 '100th Anniversary' Cruise Patch
Price: $29.99

Size: 4" Diameter

Original: This is an even more special cruise patch than normal, as it commemorates 100 Years that the name "USS ESIENHOWER" has been associated with a Naval Vessel. This patch says "100 YEARS" (middle) and was created for the members of the ship/airwing that were onboard for their 1990 cruise. I've not seen this one before.... pretty cool!

CVN-70/CVW-14 1996 'WESTPAC' Cruise Patch 250) CVN-70/CVW-14 1996 'WESTPAC' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4" Diameter

Original: This patch was created for CVN-70 for their 1996 Operation SOUTHERN WATCH combat cruise with Airwing FOURTEEN (CVW-14) attached. It shows the American flag in the background with the aircraft carrier cruising through the Pacific with one of the Battleships from the (now called) STRIKE GROUP alongside. It also lists the SIX port calls they made.

VA-196/VAQ-139 1994 'WESTPAC' Cruise Patch 253) VA-196/VAQ-139 1994 'WESTPAC' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.5" Diameter

Original: This 'joint' patch was created for VA-196 and VAQ-139 for their 1994 Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and Indian Ocean (IO) cruise. It has a large star with the Persian Gulf superimposed on it and says "THE LATEST AND GREATEST" slogan with all the squadron names and aircraft listed along the edge. The Iraqi and American flags are in the 'background', with the American Flag on the right (since we're always "RIGHT")!!

CVN-72/CVW-2 'XBOX' Cruise Patch 65) CVN-72/CVW-2 'XBOX' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 5.0" Diameter

Original: This patch was created for CVN-72/CVW-2 for their 2004-2005 WESTHALOPAC Cruise and says 'MAN YOUR XBOX'.

CVN-72/CVW-11 '1991 MAIDEN VOYAGE' Patch 68) CVN-72/CVW-11 '1991 MAIDEN VOYAGE' Patch
Price: $29.99

Size: 6" Height

Original: This patch was created for CVN-72/CVW-11 for their 1991 'MAIDEN VOYAGE' WESTPAC Cruise.

CVN-72/CVW-11 1991 'Mt. PINATUBO' Patch 266) CVN-72/CVW-11 1991 'Mt. PINATUBO' Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 5.3" Height

Original: This patch was created for CVN-72/CVW-11 for their 1991 cruise and in support of their efforts in Operation FIERY VIGIL...seems as if this boat gets put into a lot of "relief" situations (reference the 2004 Tsunami). It show MOUNT PINATUBO erupting with lava coming down the mountain.

CVN-72 'LOGIC FORGOT' Cruise Patch 72) CVN-72 'LOGIC FORGOT' Cruise Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4.5" Diameter

Original: This patch was created for CVN-72/CVW-14 for their 2006 WestPac Cruise. It says 'THE CRUISE THAT LOGIC FORGOT'.

CVN-72 'SATAN' Cruise Patch 135) CVN-72 'SATAN' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 5" Diagonal

Original: This is the 1995 WESTPAC Cruise patch created for CVN-72/CVW-11 and says "SATANS FLAGSHIP" with the Grim Reaper standing on the Flight Deck.

CVN-75 2004 OIF Cruise Patch (Brown) 77) CVN-75 2004 OIF Cruise Patch (Brown)
Price: $11.99

Size: 5.2" Diameter

Original: This patch was created for CVN-75/CVW-3 for their k2004-2005 'Arabian Gulf' Deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

CVN-75 2003 'MED/OIF' Cruise (Shield) 79) CVN-75 2003 'MED/OIF' Cruise (Shield)
Price: $11.99

Size: 5" Height

Original: This patch was created for CVN-75/CVW-3 for their 2003 MED/OIF Combat Cruise and it states 'LIBERTY OR DEATH' with all the squadrons along the edge.

CVN-75 'AIMD' Patch 134) CVN-75 'AIMD' Patch
Price: $8.99

Size: 4.9" Wide

This is the CVN-75 'AIMD' Patch created for that Department on the boat.

1988 PERSIAN GULF 'WAR GAMES' (Theater-made) 81) 1988 PERSIAN GULF 'WAR GAMES' (Theater-made)
Price: $24.99

Size: 3.8" Diameter

Original: This is a 'handmade/theater-made' patch that says 'PERSIAN GULF' along the top, 'WAR GAMES 88' along the bottom, and shows the Persian Gulf with a bullseye on it....awesome patch.

EA Wing-AVIANO 82) EA Wing-AVIANO
Price: $8.99

Size: 4.5" Diameter

Original: This patch was made for all the HARM-SHOOTING squadrons that participated in Operation ALLIED FORCE back in 1999. It says "THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH HEAVY PET'N' (which is an Electronic Attack/Warfare term).

286) 4302 AREFS(P) Patch 286) KC-135 4302 AREFS (P) Patch
Price: $8.99

Size: 4.5" Height

Original: This is a deployment patch for one of the KC-135 units that says 4302 AREFS (P) across the top and shows the American and UK flags (bottom). It has a design on it, but I don't know what it is, and has the wording "STUCK IN PARADISE" also....

JTF '1987 Middle East' (Theater-made) 83) JTF '1987 Middle East' (Theater-made)
Price: $24.99

Size: 4.7" Diameter

Original: This patch is a "handmade/theater-made" patch that says "JOINT TASK FORCE" (top) and "19 MIDDLE EAST 87" (bottom). Interesting artwork on the patch.

CTF 'Op PROVIDE COMFORT' (Theater-made) 84) CTF 'Op PROVIDE COMFORT' (Theater-made)
Price: $19.99

Size: 4" Height

Original: This patch is a "handmade/theater-made" patch that says "COMBINED TASK FORCE" (top) and "PROVIDE COMFORT" and "INCIRLIK AB TURKEY" (bottom). Lots of history in that 'operation'....

LHA-2 OEF/OIF 'Gaggle' (White) 85) LHA-2 OEF/OIF 'Gaggle' (White)
Price: $12.99

Size: 5.2" Diameter

Original: This patch was created for all the LHA/LSD types that were used in support of the 2003 OEF/OIF operations....big patch, very busy, lots of stuff on it.

HSL-42 2001 'Battle E' (Blue/Gray) 148) HSL-42 2001 'Battle E' (Blue/Gray)
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.8" Height

Original: This is the blue/gray version of the HSL-42 2001 "Battle E" shield, which also shows the years 1987 / 1988 / 1992 / 1993, years they also won the Battle E.

HSL-42 2001 'Battle E' (Blue/White) 149) HSL-42 2001 'Battle E' (Blue/White)
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.25" Height

Original: This is the blue/white version of the HSL-42 2001 "Battle E" shield, which also shows the years 1987 / 1988 / 1992 / 1993, years they also won the Battle E.

USN OIF (Red) 88) USN OIF (Red)
Price: $9.99

Size: 4.2" Diameter

Original: This is one of the 'initial' patches created for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM for the US Navy participation in those combat operations.

CAC-11 'KILL READY' (Snake) 100) CAC-11 'KILL READY' (Snake)
Price: $7.99

Size: 3.9" Height

Original: This patch is from a 2002-2003 'SIGONELLA/SOUDA' Deployment for CAC-11 of the Fixed Wing Maritime Patrol (VP) community, I think.

TBD Devastator 'FFF' 107) TBD Devastator 'FFF'
Price: $12.99

Size: 5" Diameter

TBD 'Devastator' 'Fought For Freedom' (vs. the standard "Flying For Freedom"). Not sure the age, but I think it to be only a couple of decades old, if that. I don't believe this one to be "original"....he's old, but not THAT old (HA HA)!!

Iraqi Patch with Crossed Swords 109) Iraqi Patch with Crossed Swords
Price: $9.99

Size: 2.75" Height

ORIGINAL: Another that I'm not sure of it's origins, but has something to do with Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. It's a small patch, but looks to be theater-made with an old feel to it.

317 EMS (Subd) 112) 317 EMS (Subd)
Price: $7.99

Size: 3.5" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the subdued version of the squadron patch for the 317 EMS. Not sure if they are a MX squadron for a bomber unit out of Dyess AFB, TX....not sure.

AIMD-PP Rota, Spain Patch 288) AIMD-PowerPlant, ROTA, SPAIN
Price: $9.99

Size: 6" Height x 3.9" Wide

This patch comes from the AIMD - POWER PLANT division at Rota, Spain from their 1991 support of Operation DESERT STORM. It says "OUR COUNTRY'S FINEST WORKING TOGETHER". Lots of cooperation between ALL services and nations during that conflict. Great patch if you were there or like the maintenance/upkeep of the birds!!

15 NAF Bullion (Green) 122) 15 NAF Bullion (Green)
Price: $9.99

Size: 2.7" Diameter

Skipper Hagan collected patches throughout his entire career, as you can tell from the very small percentage of patches he's sent thus far. This looks to be one of the "BULLION-Thread" patches for the 15th Numbered Air Force from WWII during the days of the Army Air Corps (predecessor of the USAF)....I think. It has a few small moth holes in the felt.

165) Vietnam Memorial Patch 165) Vietnam Memorial Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4.3" Wide

Original: This patch from his collection is a tribute to those who died in Vietnam from 1959 - 1975 with a total of 58,479. 'Nuf said....

302) VA-65 1966 Cruise Patch 302) 1966 VA-65/CV-64 Cruise Patch
Price: $149.99 (OBO)

Size: 4.2" Height

1966: This patch is from VA-65's Vietnam cruise onboard the CV-64 Constellation in 1966. It looks as if it was a sample being made, as it is not completely cut around the edge, but on thin material, like it was sampled in theater. I can send pics of the back also, or closer-up photos if needed. REALLY RARE!!! No velcro.

308) VAQ-131 'LANCERS' EA-6B Planform Tri 308) VAQ-131 'LANCERS' EA-6B Planform Tri
Price: $8.99

Size: 5.1" Height

This is the EA-6B Planform patch created for the VAQ-131 LANCERS that flew the Prowler out of NAS Whidbey Island. I think it's an early-mid-1990's version of their Prowler patch. No velcro.

309) VAQ-132 1999 'PSAB Menace' Det Patch 309) VAQ-132 1999 'PSAB Menace' Det Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 3.7" Wide at top white line

ORIGINAL: This is the 1999 'SCORP WARS' DET patch created for VAQ-132 'SCORPIONS'. This was also the same year Star War's "Phantom Menace" was released, hence the "PSAB MENACE" saying. Was picked up by Skipper while in theater. No velcro.

313) VAQ-138 'JAM THIS' Patch 313) VAQ-138 'JAM THIS' Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" Height

ORIGINAL: This is a patch created by VAQ-138 'Yellowjackets' that says "JAM THIS" and shows the mascot holding an AGM-88 HARM missile. Cool patch...... No velcro.

314) VAQ-142 Squadron Patch 314) VAQ-142 Squadron Patch
Price: $8.99

Size: 4" Height

This is the squadron patch from VAQ-142 Gray Wolves. I don't know what era this one is from, but it seems to be relatively new (2001+). No velcro.

315) 'PROWLER' Shield 315) 'PROWLER' Shield
Price: $11.99

Size: 4.75" Height

ORIGINAL: This is one of the early EA-6B 'PROWLER' patches depicting a panther (not sure why a panther, unless it is a holdover from Intruder mascots, since the Prowler was created from the Intruder airframe) holding an AGM-88 (which the Intruder also carried). No velcro.

330) VFA-86 2001-02 OEF Cruise Patch 330) VFA-86 2001-02 OEF Cruise Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the patch created by the VFA-86 'SIDEWINDERS' for their 2001-2002 cruise onboard the USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) as part of CVW-1 for their support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. It shows the snake wrapped around an F-18 Hornet and says "THE BIG STICK AND THE BIG SNAKE" (bottom). Cool patch! No velcro.

331) VFA-103 2000 Med Cruise (Des) 331) VFA-103 2000 Med Cruise (Des)
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the patch created by the VFA-103 'JOLLY ROGERS' in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM while onboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73) as part of CVW-17. It shows a 'black bird' over the country of Iraq. No velcro.

332) F-18 Hornet 'HUSSEIN HUNTER' (Des) 332) F-18 Hornet 'HUSSEIN HUNTER' (Des)
Price: $7.99

Size: 4" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the F-18 HORNET version of the "HUSSEIN HUNTERS" series (you'll see most of the others in this collection also). It show the Hornet over American and Iraqi flags with the date 3-20-03 which was the date that the US began Operation IRAQI FREEDOM to rid the world of a brutal, ruthless dictator. No velcro.

333) CAC-5 'Serving Terrorists' Patch (Black) 333) CAC-5 'Serving Terrorists' Patch (Black)
Price: $7.99

Size: 3.5" Diameter

ORIGINAL: For the life of me, I have not been able to figure out the 'CAC' system that the US Navy 'VP' community uses for their detachments!!! Anyway, this is the patch created for the 2002-2003 Sigonella/Souda Bay Detachment for CAC-5 It says "SERVING TERRORISTS 5 SLAMS AT A TIME" (referring to the SLAM missile carried by the P-3 Orion aircraft. No velcro.

335) VQ-2 Ballcap Patch 335) VQ-2 Ballcap Patch
Price: $5.99

Size: 5.5" Wide

ORIGINAL (I have 2): This is the ballcap patch worn on the official caps of the members of the VQ-2 community. No velcro.

337) VT-4 'FREE THE JUICE' CQ Patch 337) VT-4 'FREE THE JUICE' CQ Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 4.25" High

ORIGINAL: This is the patch created by VT-4 for their Jan 1995 'Carrier Qualification' (CQ) Det using the flight deck of the USS America (CV-66). It says "FREE THE JUICE", referencing OJ Simpson and his trial. The "white Ford Bronco" of that 'chase' is also shown on the flight deck with "OJ" launching in a T-2 Buckeye. No velcro.

340) Class 01-04 'Pilots Fear Us' (Gray) 340) Class 01-04 'Pilots Fear Us' (Gray)
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the patch from one of the Navigator classes (I think) that shows some students (wearing glasses) that has one looking off into space, one with his nerd briefcase (says US NAVY), and the third walking away with his charts. Ahh....the days! No velcro.

346) CV-59 Forrestal (Old/Worn) 345) CV-59 Forrestal (Old/Worn)
Price: $49.99

Size: 4.9" Height

1961 (according to post-it note on back): This is an old, and worn (don't believe it was sewn on a flight jacket), CV-59 USS Forrestal Aircraft Carrier patch with the 'cheesecloth' backing....No velcro.

348) CV-60 USS Saratogo (Old/HUGE) 348) CV-60 USS Saratogo (Old/HUGE)
Price: $79.99

Size: 6.7" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the 1980 LARGE Cruise backpatch created for the USS Saratoga for the 1980 MED. CRUISE depicthing the carrier with a couple of white (stick figure) aircraft on it. Has the "tightly woven" cheesecloth on the back (can send pic). Great condition....No velcro.

350) 1991 CV-60 'CQ' Key West Det 350) 1991 CV-60 'CQ' Key West Det
Price: $9.99

Size: 4.5" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the October 1991 Carrier Qualification (CQ) detachment patch created for those student pilots that were TDY down to Key West, FL to train onboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60). This patch says "BEST OF THE BOAT" (top) and "CARRIER 10 AVIATOR" (bottom)...No velcro.

355) CVA-61 1966 'FAR EAST' Backpatch Patch 355) CVA-61 1966 'FAR EAST' Backpatch Patch
Price: $149.99 (OBO)

Size: 7.35" Wide x 7" High

ORIGINAL: This is an original, LARGE backpatch created for the CV-61 1966 'FAR EAST' Cruise. It shows all the ports they pulled into, the carrier, and the scroll with CVA-61. It also is missing the "T" in FLEET (middle) so you know this is a handmade creation!! No velcro.

356) CV-61 1979 WestPac Backpatch Cruise Patch 356) CV-61 1979 WestPac Backpatch Cruise Patch
Price: $149.99 (OBO)

Size: 6.4" Wide x 5.4" High

ORIGINAL: This is an original, LARGE backpatch created for the CV-61 1979 WESTPAC Cruise. It shows the American Minuteman with the word "TOPGUN" at the top, and "USS RANGER" (bottom). Can send further pics if needed.....No velcro.

357) CV-61 1982 'TIGER Cruise' Backpatch 357) CV-61 1982 'TIGER Cruise' Backpatch
Price: $99.99 (OBO)

Size: 6.6" Wide x 6.6" High

ORIGINAL: This is an original, LARGE backpatch created for the CV-61 1982 Tiger Cruise. It shows a "tiger" on the left side, with the boat and CV-61 Ranger banner on the right. RARE patch. Can send further pics if needed.....No velcro.

361) CV-61 'DECOMMISSION' Cruise Patch 361) CV-61 'DECOMMISSION' Cruise Patch
Price: $39.99

Size: 4" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the "END OF AN ERA" decommission patch created for CV-61, USS RANGER. It shows a large shark coming to get the boat. Unsure of the story behind that. It is in the shape of a shield and lists their operating locations of WestPac and Indian Ocean....No velcro.

363) CV-61 'Stealth Carrier' Patch 363) CV-61 'Stealth Carrier' Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" Height

ORIGINAL: This patch was created for CV-61 USS RANGER and says "STEALTH CARRIER" (top) and "EMCON" (on the flight deck) which means Emissions Control. They must have been doing something requiring them to operate with minimal emissions...usually not fun for us flyers!! No velcro.

364) CV-62 1990 WestPac Cruise Patch 364) CV-62 1990 WestPac Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 3.9" Height

ORIGINAL: This patch was created for CV-62 USS INDEPENDENCE and AIrwing 14 (CVWQ-14) and says "WESTPAC 90" (top) and "YOU CANT TOUCH THIS" (bottom). Has an odd backing, almost a cloth/glue mixture!! No velcro.

365) CV-62 1991 'FAREWELL' Cruise Patch 365) CV-62 1991 'FAREWELL' Cruise Patch
Price: $24.99

Size: 4.4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the CV-62 USS INDEPENDNECE '1991 WestPac FAREWELL' Cruise patch. Has that hand-sewn/hand-made look and feel about it, with no backing at all. No velcro.

368) CV-63/CVW-15 1994 WESTPAC 'Last Hunt' Cruise 368) CV-63/CVW-15 1994 WESTPAC 'Last Hunt' Cruise
Price: $19.99

Size: 6.5" Width

ORIGINAL: This is the cruise patch created for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and CVW-15. It says 'WOLFPACKs LAST HUNT' (top) and 'WESTPAC 1994' (bottom). There are all the squadrons and their aircraft listed along the bottom of the American and Japanese flags. Very "full" (of info) patch! No velcro.

372) CV-63/CVW-5 'BADMAN' Cruise Patch 372) CV-63/CVW-5 'BADMAN' Cruise Patch
Price: $11.99

Size: 5" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the cruise patch created for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and CVW-5 for their 2003 deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. It says "WHEN THERE'S WORK TO BE DONE..." and shows the "outlaw" smoking a cigar with the Black Cat waiting to pounce. Notice the cowboy is standing on the country of Iraq. All the squadrons are listed along the left and right edges. No velcro.

376) CV-63/CVW-5 2004 Spring Break Cruise Patch 376) CV-63/CVW-5 2004 Spring Break Cruise Patch
Price: $11.99

Size: 5.6" Width

ORIGINAL: This is the cruise patch created for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and CVW-5 for their 2004 'SPRING BREAK' Deployment. It says "FOUR GREAT PORTS / FOUR GREAT SCREWS", so obviously the boat didn't pull into that many ports that cruise! It's shows the flags of countries visited along with the squadron designations along the outer border. No velcro.

377) CV-64/CVW-2 1993 'LAST RIDE' Cruise Patch 377) CV-64/CVW-2 1993 'LAST RIDE' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the "RUSTLER'S LAST RIDE" commemorative cruise patch created for the USS Constellation (CV-64) and Airwing Two (CVW-2). It shows "Aces-n-Eights" (Dead Man's Hand) with the dates 1952 - 1993. No velcro.

380) VAW-122 1991 Med Cruise 380) VAW-122 1991 Med Cruise
Price: $11.99

Size: 4.25" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the 1991 "SUNSET TOUR MEDITERRANEAN" Cruise patch created for the (VAW-122) FIGHTIN' BITIN' STEELJAWS. It shows a shark (their mascot) that is reaching for it's beer and says "I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T REACH MY BEER!". Sounds like one helluva rough cruise (on the livers) as it shows their port calls that (speaking from experience) are FANTASTIC ports!!! No velcro.

387) VF-211 2000 'Millenium Cruise' Diamond 387) VF-211 2000 'Millenium Cruise' Diamond
Price: $9.99

Size: 6" Height

ORIGINAL: This is the deployment patch created for VF-211 for their "turn of the century" cruise. It says "MILLENIUM CRUISE" and shows a ribbon coiled around serpeant/dragon with a tailhook. All the squadron designators are listed along the edge. No velcro.

393) VFA-34 2000 Battle 'E' Shield Patch 393) VFA-34 2000 Battle 'E' Shield Patch
Price: $17.99

Size: 4.75" High

ORIGINAL: This is the 2000 Commander's Award for the year 2000 for Battle 'E' Readiness awarded to the VFA-34 Blue Blasters. It depicts the F/A-18 Hornet coming out of the squadron "skull" mascot. Rare patch....No velcro.

394) VFA-82 2004 'HOA' Cruise Patch 394) VFA-82 2004 'HOA' Cruise Patch
Price: $12.99

Size: 5" High

ORIGINAL: Based out of NAS Cecil Field, FL, the Marauders of VFA-82 converted from the A-7 in July 1987 and became the first Fleet squadron to be equipped with McDonnell Douglas' F/A-18C Hornet Strike Fighter. They were assigned to the USS America (CV-66) and participated in Desert Storm. Since Cecil Field closed, they moved to and are currently stationed at MCAS Beaufort, SC. This is their most recent cruise patch from the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and shows they participated in perations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as the Horn Of Africa (HOA).

396) VFA-94 1991 WestPac Cruise Patch 396) VFA-94 1991 WestPac Cruise Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 3.9" High

ORIGINAL: Based out of NAS Lemoore, CA flying the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet, they were established in March 1952. They participated in Desert Storm in 1991 with CVW-11 and the USS Lincoln (CVN-72). They now fly from the deck of the Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and this is their cruise patch from their WestPac tour during Desert Storm in 1991. No velcro.

399) CV-41 '1991 LAST MAGIC' Cruise Patch 399) CV-41 '1991 LAST MAGIC' Cruise Patch
Price: $49.99

Size: 5" High

ORIGINAL: This is one of the decommission patches created fwhen USS Midway (CV-41) finished her tour of service. This one says "LAST MAGIC IN FAR EAST" (top) and "THE END OF AN ERA" (bottom), with the dates 1973 - 1991 in the middle. It has an arrow of the Japanese flag pointed back to America. No velcro.

400) CV-41 1988-89 I.O. Cruise Patch (Large) 400) CV-41 1988-89 I.O. Cruise Patch (Large)
Price: $49.99

Size: 6.6" High

ORIGINAL: This is one of the cruise backpatches created for USS Midway (CV-41) for their 1988-89 'INDIAN OCEAN' cruise. It shows all the countries along the Indian Ocean / Pacific that they sailed "past", as they did not hit very many ports that cruise (I'm told). Beautiful patch! No velcro.

402) CV-60 1987 Med Cruise Patch 402) CV-60 1987 Med Cruise Patch
Price: $29.99

Size: 5" Wide

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created for USS Saratoga (CV-60) for their 1987 MEDITERRANEAN Cruise. It shows an Eagle/Falcon on the flight deck of the carrier, with the Mediterranean countries in the background. No velcro.

403) CV-60 C.I.C. Patch 403) CV-60 C.I.C. Patch
Price: $9.99

Size: 4" High

ORIGINAL: This is one of the department patches created for USS Saratoga (CV-60) Carrier Intelligence Center (CIC). It shows a magician performing his craft with a "falcon"(?) at his feet? Unsure the meaning of this, but it's the only one I've ever seen. No velcro.

404) CV-62 'Foreign Legion' Patch 404) CV-62 'Foreign Legion' Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4.3" Wide

ORIGINAL: This is one of the "FOREIGN LEGION" series of patches created for USS Independence (CV-62) and AIRWING FIVE (CVW-5). No velcro.

405) CV-62 1992 OSW Cruise Patch 405) CV-62 1992 OSW Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4.9" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is one of deployment patches created for USS INDEPENDENCE for their 1992 cruise in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. It lists all the squadrons that are part of the Airwing (top) and says "PERSIAN GULF: SUMMER OF '92" (bottom). No velcro.

406) CV-63 1992 RIMPAC Cruise Patch 406) CV-63 1992 RIMPAC Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4.9" Height

ORIGINAL: This is one of deployment patches created for USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) for their 1992 RIMPAC Cruise with CVW-15 onboard. It lists all the squadrons along the edge, with the American Flag in the background, with the "rising" (or setting) sun with fireworks being shot off the boat. It's in the shape of a pineapple too, but why? No velcro.

407) CV-64 'FAREWELL' Cruise Patch 407) CV-64 'FAREWELL' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.1" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is one of the DECOMMISSION patches created for USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) for their "Farewell" cruise in 2003. It says "FORTY TWO YEARS DOWN THE DRAIN" (top) and shows a toilet seat/bowl being flushed. The dates 1961 - 2003 are along the bottom. No velcro.

412) VF-2/CV-64 'LAST CRUSADE' Cruise Patch 412) VF-2/CV-64 'LAST CRUSADE' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 5" Height

ORIGINAL: This is one of the 'FAREWELL' patches created for the VF-2 'BOUNTY HUNTERS' while onboard the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as part of CVW-2 on the boat's last cruise. It says "CONNIES LAST CRUSADE" (top), "OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM" (top), with all the squadrons listed. There is also a VF-2 crew (F-14 Tomcat Pilot/RIO) on a "Magic Carpet" flying a combat mission. Note the RIO is dropping a GBU-12 and it shows explosions in the background (Iraq). No velcro.

413) CV-64 'Smoking Camels' Cruise Patch 413) CV-64 'Smoking Camels' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 5.5" Width

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created for the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as part of CVW-2 on the boat's last cruise. It says "WESTPAC '02-'03" (top) and "SMOKIN' CAMELS IN THE GULF" (bottom), with all the squadrons listed along the sides. This was the Connie's last cruise. No velcro.

414) CVN-65 'IRANIAN SWIM CALL' Cruise Patch 414) CVN-65 'IRANIAN SWIM CALL' Cruise Patch
Price: $49.99

Size: 4.4" Height

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created for the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and AIRWING ELEVEN (CVW-11) for their 1988 WESTPAC cruise. It says "RAMADAN WAR GAMES" and "IRANIAN SWIM CALL" (bottom) and looks to be one of the "handmade, in-theater" style patches. No velcro.

415) CVN-65 'DEAD MAN HAND' Cruise Patch 415) CVN-65 'DEAD MAN HAND' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.9" Wide

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created for the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) for their 2003-2004 cruise in support of OEF/OIF. It shows two Aces, two 8's (dead man's hand - refer to Billy the Kid), with the final card being a GBU-12. It says "DEALING THE DEAD MAN'S HAND" (bottom). No velcro.

417) CVN-65 OEF/OIF 'DOVE' Cruise Patch 417) CVN-65 OEF/OIF 'DOVE' Cruise Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4.9" Diagonal

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) with AIRWING ONE (CVW-1) for their 2003-2004 OEF/OIF cruise. It shows the "Dove of Peace" carrying an Olive Branch and says "ARE WE LATE, DID WE MISS IT?" (bottom). No velcro.

418) CVN-65 1998 'Desert Fox' Cruise Patch 418) CVN-65 1998 'Desert Fox' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 5" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) with AIRWING THREE (CVW-3) for their 1998 Christmas Cruise in support of Operation DESERT FOX. It says "THAT AIN'T SANTA COMING DOWN THE CHIMNEY" (top) with GBU-12s being lased onto a target. Couple of Iraqis running away.....they got lucky that day. No velcro.

419) CVN-65 1999 'MED Cruise' Patch 419) CVN-65 1999 'MED Cruise' Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 3" (yes, THREE INCH) Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) with AIRWING THREE (CVW-3) for their 1998-1999 Mediterranean/Arabian Gulf Cruise in support of Operation DESERT FOX. It shows the "BIG E" superimposed over AFRICA/Mediterranean with the country of Iraq highlighted. Small, but neat patch. It also shows all the flags of the countries of their different port calls. No velcro.

420) CVN-65 2003-04 'OIF LITE' Patch 420) CVN-65 2003-04 'OIF LITE' Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 6.5" Height

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) with AIRWING ONE (CVW-1) for their 2003-2004 cruise in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. It has all the Squadron logos, with the CVN-65 logo at the top of the can. It says "TWICE THE RED ASS, HALF THE COMBAT" (bottom). Must be quite the story behind this design! No velcro.

431) CVN-65 1996 'MED CRUISE' Patch 431) CVN-65 1996 'MED CRUISE' Patch (Dk Blue)
Price: $19.99

Size: 4.1" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the dark blue version of the deployment patches created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) with AIRWING SEVENTEEN (CVW-17) for their 1996 Summer Mediterranean Cruise (I was on this one). It says "MED PLEASURE CRUISE" (top - and it was), with the Red/White/Blue banner (and American Flag at the end) waving with "D.V. WARRIORS / SHOWING THE FLAG" on it. There is the Starship Enterprise launching from the Pleasure Cruise Ship also. Great memories! No velcro.

422) CVN-65 1989-1990 'WORLD CRUISE' Patch 422) CVN-65 1989-1990 'WORLD CRUISE' Patch
Price: $29.99

Size: 5.2" Tip-to-Tip

ORIGINAL: This is one of the deployment patches created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) with AIRWING ELEVEN (CVW-11) for their 1989-1990 'WORLD CRUISE'. Since it was the USS Enterprise, this patch was made in the shape of the emblem worn on the TV Show/Movies "STAR TREK". It shows the STARSHIP ENTERPRISE launching from Earth saying "WE'LL BE BACK", which was a common phrase in many of the TV shows and movies. No velcro.

425) CVN-65 1988 'PERSIAN EXCURSION' Cruise Patch 425) CVN-65 1988 'PERSIAN EXCURSION' Cruise Patch
Price: $39.99

Size: 3.8" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This deployment patch was created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and AIRWING ELEVEN (CVW-11) for their 1988 'PERSIAN EXCURSION' into the Persian Gulf. Cold War tensions were still high at this point, as was the tensions in the Middle East (pre-Desert Storm). This is probably one of the most FAMOUS of the ENTERPRISE patches, and this one is an original from Skipper's collection!! A handmade gem! No velcro.

426) CVN-65 1989-90 'WORLD TOUR' Cruise Patch 426) CVN-65 1989-90 'WORLD TOUR' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4.3" Width

ORIGINAL: This deployment patch was created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and AIRWING ELEVEN (CVW-11) for their 1989-1990 'WORLD TOUR' where they transitioned from West Coast to East Coast. No velcro.

428) CVN-65 1996 'MED' Cruise Patch 428) CVN-65 1996 'MED' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 5" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This deployment patch was created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and AIRWING SEVENTEEN (CVW-17) for their 1996 (Summer, I know, I was there) MEDITERRANEAN Cruise. It shows the "BIG E" and the Airwing Logo over the Middle East / Africa. Was one helluva cruise!! No velcro.

430) CVN-65 'MOBILE CHERNOBYL' Cruise Patch 430) CVN-65 'MOBILE CHERNOBYL' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4.7" Height

ORIGINAL: This deployment patch was created by USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and AIRWING THREE (CVW-3) for their Mediterranean Deployment. This is one of the more famous (or infamous) designs for the ENTERPRISE's cruise patches. We had one in 1996, but believe there were some prior to ours (since CVN-65 was the first Nuclear Carrier), and most definitely some afterwards, such as this one. I am unsure of the year, but think it was early 2000's. No velcro.

432) CVN-65 1998 'Op DESERT FOX' Cruise Patch 432) CVN-65 1998 'Op DESERT FOX' Cruise Patch
Price: $19.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the yellow version of the deployment patch created by the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) BATTLE GROUP for their participation in the 1998 Operation DESERT FOX in southern Iraq. It shows a "desert fox" standing on the country of Iraq with the flags of the participating countries in the background. No velcro.

435) CVN-65 1999 'TIGER CRUISE' Patch 435) CVN-65 1999 'TIGER CRUISE' Patch
Price: $14.99

Size: 4" Diameter

ORIGINAL: This is the patch created by the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) for their 1999 'TIGER CRUISE' which is where dependents get to come onboard for (typically) a 3-day period when the carrier is coming home from deployment. A lot of the times, dignitaries and celebrities will come onboard and spend a few days with the sailors. Great morale booster! Our tiger cruise was full of NASCAR racecar drivers (circa 1996). No velcro.

     
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