AFN and Soesterberg AB related patches

My friends and me were very much interested in the US Air Force, we loved to write to squadrons and bases to ask for photos and patches. We used to know a lot about the US Air Force.

AFN

Logo
AFN

This is the AFN logo of the 1980s.

AF News Agency

Air Force
AFNA

Air Force News Agency.

European Broadcasting Sqdn

Air Force
EBS

This was the logo of the staff of AFN Soesterberg.

USAREUR

Army
USAREUR

This is the insignia of the US Army Europe, and used to be worn by the staff of AFN SHAPE and AFN Frankurt.

Broadcasting Service

US Army
broadcasting service

This patch is being worn by the staff of AFN Europe these days, it replaced the US Army Europe patch. I never saw one of these for real.

32nd TFS

US Air Forces Europe
32nd TFS

This patch is the 1980s insignia of the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, this is my all time favorite patch, it means the most to me.

32nd TFG

US Air Forces Europe
32nd TFG

The 32nd Tactical Fighter Group was the parent organisation of the 32nd TFS.

32nd FS

US Air Forces Europe
32nd TFS

After the end of the Cold War the 32nd patch was changed to this version.

32nd FS

US Air Forces Europe
32nd FS

After Desert Storm the Air Force changed its command structure and this meant that all Tactical Fighter Squadrons were redesignated in Fighter Squadrons.

Eagle Driver

F-15 Pilot
Eagle Driver

This is the patch worn by all F-15 pilots.

32nd FS

40th Anniverary
32nd FS

This is the 32nd patch commemorating 40 years of the 32nd.

32nd FS

Farewell Patch
Miller Time

This is the 32nd deactivation patch. Miller is a beer brand.

32nd

Post SAB Patch
32nd

This is the post Soesterberg 32nd patch. After leaving Soesterberg the 32nd no longer had a flying mission.

US Air Forces Europe

Europe
USAFE

This is the US Air Forces Europe patch. The 32nd patch mentions USAFE.

vliegbasis Soesterberg

Soesterberg AB
SSB

This is the Soesterberg AB patch, it was the worlds second oldest air force base.

ACvZ Logo

Glider Club
ACvZ

The Amsterdamse Club voor Zweefvliegen (ACvZ), still uses their strip on the former Soesterberg AB. In English they are called: the Amsterdam Glider Club.

Sicut Laris

Military Glider Club
Sicut Laris

Sicut Laris is the military glider club of Soesterberg. Military members got membership discounts because they were sponsored by the RNLAF.

Dutch Roundle

RNLAF
RNLAF

This is the Royal Netherlands Air Force roundle as on display on all RNLAF aircraft.

Promo Material

RNLAF
RNLAF

Promotion material of the RNLAF.