Military Challenge Coins

The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL has a display of military challenge coins in the Salute to Our Services gallery of the museum. This unique collection includes a challenge coin from a 4-Star Admiral in charge of the US Navy fleet, central command and other...

US Navy Dog Tags

The roots for US Navy dog tags as a use for personal military identification, as well as dog tags for other military branches, dates back to the Civil War. During that time, soldiers would pin notes inside their uniform with their personal information such as name and...

Standard Military Dog Tag

The standard US military dog tag evolved from a need for identification, which was originally accomplished with pinning pieces of papers inside a Civil War soldier’s uniform that contained necessary contact and identification information.  The look, the information...

Cold War Era’s Cuban Missile Crisis

In the early 1960s, while still in the Cold War Era, the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred.  Not only was the USSR behind in the arm’s race with the United States, it became apparent that the missiles they did have were not capable of reaching the United States.  They had...