A-Pin use

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  1. USMA83LasVegas

    USMA83LasVegas New Member

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    At West Point, cadets can purchase an A-Pin for a special woman in their life. How and how often is the A-Pin used years later? Do spouses still wear an A-Pin decades later? If so, is it reserved for military/veteran functions or is it worn more frequently? I've heard of it begin given to mothers. Is it ever passed down to and worn by daughters? Any other thoughts on A-Pins would be appreciated.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the A-pin but it sounds very nice!

    Currently, cadets can purchase necklaces or miniature rings for their mothers or girlfriends through Balfour.
     
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    The A-Pin has a class crest superimposed on an "A" with the West Point crest connect by a pin. Both crests have a pin on the back for attaching.

    The bottom of this page from the West Point site has a couple examples. The full web address can't be included in this post, but it includes the following:

    west-point.org/family/bicent/rings

    Do the other service academies have something similar?
     

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