Air Force Coin - Boom Operator

USAF Boom Operator Challenge Coin

U.S. Air Force Boom Operators

The U.S. Air Force provides unsurpassed global reach to America's military, enabling American forces to respond quickly and decisively to every potential threat.

This rapid-response capability depends on America's unmatched fleet of tanker aircraft, which are charged with the vital job of keeping fighters, bombers, transports, and other military aircraft mission ready at all times. The personnel who make this all possible are the highly skilled Boom Operators of the U.S. Air Force. These talented and dedicated individuals are not only responsible for conducting in-air refueling of a wide range of aircraft, but are also tasked with loading cargo, monitoring and operating vital aircraft systems, and ensuring the safety of all passengers on board.

This coin salutes the expert Air Force technicians who have earned the right to be called "Boomer" for their remarkable skill and poise under pressure. The obverse features the profile image of a Boom Operator at the controls as he completes his refueling mission. The reverse bears the historic wing and star emblem of the U.S. Air Force.

Minted in a brass alloy and gently finished in antique bronze, this coin is struck using special splash dies for exceptionally deep relief. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the vital role played by Air Force Boom Operators in extending the global reach of America's military.