Worn in the March-July 2015 timeframe.
Here’s the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) patch for the recently completed European theater security deployment package. This image was taken in May 2015 by a USAF photographer during the units deployment to Sliac AB, Slovakia, one of several locations the unit operated out from. Members of the 354 EFS deployed from the various units of the 355th Fighter Wing located at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. The triangular shape of the patch pays respects to the original shape of the 354th Fighter Squadron prior to being “McPeakumcised” in 1994. It features the unit’s “Bulldog” mascot ripping the current off a tank with a two-ship of A-10 Warthogs flying overhead. This particular patch has a meowed edge, appears to partially embroidered (i.e. – blue twill backing is showing) and was made with a computer aided embroidery machine. The patch was worn on the right shoulder.
Here’s another view of the patch on another pilot’s shoulder:
Here’s yet another view of the patch worn on another pilot standing in formation. You can also see the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) patch on his right breast and his nametag in squadron colors with an embroidered head-on A-10:
And here’s one more of the patch in the cockpit:
Members of the 354 EFS wore a A-10 Hog Driver patch on their left shoulders as shown in this photo. The patch is based on the A-10 Thunderbolt II factory shield dating from the early days of the program and utilizes the squadron’s colors. This version features an top view of an A-10 over a yellow thunderbolt. The patch has a blue merrowed border with “A-10” in the same thread color and appears to be partially embroidered. In this particular picture you can also see a pencil pocket tab patch in squadron colors on the individuals left sleeve. This patch has a red merrowed edge with a twill blue background and features a head-on A-10 and the word “ATTACK” embroidered in white. In this photo you also get a better view of the nametag in squadron colors. The general on the left is wearing a Seventeenth Expeditionary Air Force (17 EAF) patch on his right shoulder. If features the unit’s pegasus mascot, has a cut edge border and appears fully embroidered. Both pilots appear to be wearing the same style manufacture USAFE patch.
Here’s a picture of the A-10 and Attack patches in their proper place, the cockpit!
You can find more information about this deployment and copies of these images here: 354th EFS Completes Historic TSP Deployment
I don’t have either of these patches in my collection, so I’m looking for them!