Includes Non-Reg vinyl sticker and artist info card
Once upon a time, a two-star US Air Force general told more than 300 Airmen attending a Tactics Review Board that they would be "committing treason" by advocating to Congress that the A-10 should be kept in service.
The entire Close Air Support community and A-10 fan base collectively exploded. A-10 Warthog enthusiasts came to proudly call the aircraft the "Treason Bird".
The US Air Force Inspector General's Office ruled that the General's 'choice of words had the effect of attempting to prevent some members from lawfully communicating with Congress.' This is in violation of the U.S. Code and DoD Directives, and the General has been fired from his position and reprimanded. He went on to issue an apology.
This patch honors the legendary Warthog surviving yet another attempt to remove it from battlefield skies. One wonders if there's an A-10 out there with a two star 'kill mark' painted on it anywhere...