This is the United States Transportation Command (U.S. TRANSCOM) patch, which directs a global distribution network to move, “people and things” worldwide according to their website – but I like to describe things in a simple way in my own words.
This is the subdued Air Mobility Command (AMC) patch, a Component Command of U.S. TRANSCOM – for moving “people and things” through the air worldwide – we often traveled between HQ 3AF and Ramstein AB on AMC aircraft to attend meetings.
This is the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Command patch for the “care and feeding” of the 100th Air Refueling Wing personnel and equipment stationed in England – the 100th Air Refueling Wing had two Commands over them depending on what needed to be done.
This is the Headquarters 3rd Air Force (HQ 3rd AF) Numbered Air Force (NAF) patch, which had direct responsibility for taking care of the 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) on day-to-day, “care and feeding” issues.
This is the RAF Mildenhall airbase patch; HQ 3 AF and the 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) were both guest tenants of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the base at the time I was stationed there from 1995 – 2001.
This is the 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) patch, responsible to both USAFE and AMC depending on what needed to be done – normally I only collected fighter wing patches but I still collected any patch that had to do with HQ 3rd AF and the 100th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at RAF Mildenhall, UK.
The 627th Air Mobility Support Squadron (AMSS), “Four Star Service” patch, which according to Wikipedia was renamed the 727th Air Mobility Squadron (AMS) in 2001 – they ran the passenger terminal to load passengers on scheduled flights departing RAF Mildenhall, UK.
The U.S. flag patch worn by most airlift crews as they travel around the globe moving, “people and things” from Point A to Point B worldwide.
This is a cropped portion of a litho depicting the directions to the 627th AMSS, RAF Mildenhall and London – the artist’s name is in little print but I can’t make it all out here – it looks like: Brad Gildea.
This is another cropped portion of the same litho showing a traditional English cottage and an old style telephone booth – a nice quaint English village setting.
This is the entire litho of a cottage near RAF Mildenhall, UK, without any cropping – I had experimented with the scanner and ended up with multiple scans trying to get it all into one picture.
This was our neighbor’s beautiful 500 year old thatched roof cottage when we lived in England – and we still keep in contact today; our house was the “new house” two houses to the right with the red roof tiles that you can just see at the edge of this picture.