What are Overland Bound Challenge Coins?

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PatriotT4R

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How about giving all our members who are currently on deployment a free coin as a thank you?
Does that Include Retired Military service and who are stilling serving in a Civilian capacity as Contractors CONUS & OCONUS? I retired w/ 23 years active Duty US Army Ft Bragg and currently still work alongside our troops to support them in Bagram Afghanistan I've been here for 7 plus years.
 

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Does that Include Retired Military service and who are stilling serving in a Civilian capacity as Contractors CONUS & OCONUS? I retired w/ 23 years active Duty US Army Ft Bragg and currently still work alongside our troops to support them in Bagram Afghanistan I've been here for 7 plus years.
I wouldn't count on it. I retired after 23 years in the Royal Navy and I'm not entitled despite my current employment status. On the other hand I'm not in the US either.
 
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Does that Include Retired Military service and who are stilling serving in a Civilian capacity as Contractors CONUS & OCONUS? I retired w/ 23 years active Duty US Army Ft Bragg and currently still work alongside our troops to support them in Bagram Afghanistan I've been here for 7 plus years.
I believe we set up or maybe we talked about setting up a veteran's program like the active military coin program. I'll check on that and get back to you after Christmas, cool?
 
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Michael, I don't see any coins other than the Ambassador coin in the store. Do any others exist? If so how does one get those to award out? I have already awarded the five Ambassador coins I purchased and need more.
Also, I thought you would create a "Trail Guardian" coin for being a good custodian of trails by cleaning up trash and doing repairs. Is that in the works?

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A word...
Back in the day (before challenge coins became a 'thing'), a coin was passed via a handshake. The person doing the coining would palm the coin in their right hand and pass the coin while shaking hands. It was the equivalent of saying "I'd go to war alongside you".
The important part was that the handshake. The coin was only evidence that the handshake had taken place.
From that point on, the coinholder had to keep the coin in their possession at ALL times. Sometimes, one would have to get pretty inventive to ensure they were ready for a coincheck with no notice. In a bar, etc., being coinchecked and not being able to produce the coin resulted in the offender owing other coinholders the next round of drinks. On post, the offender would be subjected to some form of hideous (and usually hilarious) retribution.
Also, not all coins are created equal. There are 'trump' coins out there. A few years ago, my nephew and I were out for drinks with a friend of mine. My nephew didn't know him. My nephew slapped his 82nd Abn coin on the bar in an attempt to roast me for a free drink. My buddy pulled out a coin given to him by the Secretary of Defense. Trumped. Sort of like dropping four of a kind when your opponent is sitting on a royal flush.
I've been retired for almost ten years now, and my coin is in my pocket right now. In short, if you want to pass out coins, that's fine, but don't forget the important part - the handshake.
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I see your SoD coin and raise you a GW Bush x 2
 

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I see your SoD coin and raise you a GW Bush x 2
I'll call with coins from every setting President since Reagan, (excluding Brandon's) each DCI, and my favorite TF-Dagger made from trade-tower steel! That being said, I hope to earn an OB Coin one-day. Coins earned are the best!