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Secretary of Defense Awards Soldiers with Custom Challenge Coins

Secretary of Defense Leon Penetta presented over 150 custom challenge coins earlier this month during visits to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Iconic symbols of pride, determination, and heroism, the coins have been used to honor members of the military since World War I.  The “Sec Def Challenge Coins” display a blue flag insignia.  They are also emblazoned with the words “Presented by the Secretary of Defense United States of America.”   This adds to the collectible nature of the coins and also provides recipients with a visual reminder of where the award came from.

Penetta’s presentation was part of a surprise visit by the Secretary of Defense to Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan and to troops in Iraq. Penetta spoke with members of the 1-63 Dagger Brigade, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist brigade, 25th Infantry, 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team.  He offered heartfelt thanks and extended challenge coins to members of the military as a way to promote positivity and goodwill.  Tokens of appreciation like custom coins help lift spirits during times of adversity.

As a challenge coin manufacturer, we know how valuable challenge coins can be for the people that they are given to.  That is why we take the time to create them from scratch using your ideas and concepts.  Unique in appearance and full of sentimental value, challenge coins have made their way into other arenas as business owners, school administrators, church clergy, and non-profit organizations have adopted challenge coins as their giveaway and award item of choice.

Challenge coins are rich in detail and made from quality materials.  They are crafted with care, rich in detail, and crafted in a way that makes them memorable.  If you want to make a great impression on the people that you work with day in and day out, you will want to incorporate an awards program that uses custom challenge coins.

Visit http://www.signaturecoins.com/coin-pricing.htm/ today to learn how to order your own coins.  You can also call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free or email info@signaturecoins.com to request a free price quote and free full color digital proof featuring your design idea.

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