U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Coin

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Charged with protecting America's military personnel and strategic assets from aerial and missile attack, the forces of the Army's Air Defense Artillery are essential to victory.

Though it traces its heritage back to the Revolutionary War with the creation of the Army Field Artillery, the Air Defense Artillery was established as a basic branch of the Regular Army on June 20, 1968. Providing long range firepower capabilities to support air combat operations and to defend against enemy aircraft and missile attacks, Air Defense Artillery units neutralize and suppress enemy assaults, enabling America's forces to successfully complete their mission. Developing and utilizing the world's most advanced air defense system technology to protect America's strategic interests throughout the world, Air Defense Artillery is an essential component of the U.S. Military arsenal.

This coin pays tribute to the skilled and courageous soldiers who are committed to enhancing the power and precision of the Army's Air Defense Artillery. Against a scarlet backdrop, the obverse contains the official Branch Insignia for the Army's Air Defense Artillery, which contains a pair of crossed canons surmounted by a missile. The reverse bears the seal of the U.S. Army.

Minted in a brass alloy and finished in antique bronze, this coin is imbued with rich enamel accents on both sides. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the U.S. Army.