Favorite fan going-away gifts, redeployment mementos

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

FB-post-giftsLast month, we asked you to share your most unforgettable going-away gifts or redeployment mementos, and you came through in grand fashion. We received more than 200 comments on our Facebook page with people sharing everything from plaques and retirement shadow boxes to custom, handmade keepsakes. Each item tells a unique story that connects an Airman with their flight, squadron, base and Air Force heritage. These particular gifts caught our eye. Do any of them spark a memory from your own military career?

shadowbox
(Courtesy photo)

Custom B-1 retirement shadow box

brassard
(Courtesy photo)

Security forces brassard from a deployment

plaque
(Courtesy photo)

Custom going-away plaque from Yokota Air Base, Japan

quilt
(Courtesy photo)

Handmade quilt created using different parts of the Airman Battle Uniform, physical training gear and other uniform items

paddle
(Courtesy photo)

Pararescueman boat paddle from the 38th Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

skateboard
(Courtesy photo)

Penny board skateboard from the 99th Communication Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.