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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-17-2010 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the collectSPACE Today in Space History blog:
Army Strong on the ISS

Command of the International Space Station (ISS) was transferred on Wednesday from NASA astronaut Col. Jeffrey Williams to Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov as Williams prepares to leave the station on Thursday and return to Earth with ISS Expedition 22 flight engineer Maxim Suraev. For almost three of William's six months aboard the orbiting laboratory, he's been joined by T.J. Creamer, a fellow NASA astronaut and colonel in the U.S. Army. To show support for their service, Williams and Creamer recruited Expedition 22 patch co-artist Tim Gagnon to design a special emblem displaying the motto "ISS is Army Strong." The camouflage insignia remained mostly hidden from the public until last week, when it was captured in the background of a photo taken of Williams.

A limited number of patches were produced for Williams and Creamer to fly. There are no plans to offer the patch for sale and commercial reproduction is prohibited.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-17-2010 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eagle-eyed station spyers may have earlier spotted the "Army Strong" patch in this photo from February.

Voyager2012
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posted 07-02-2012 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager2012   Click Here to Email Voyager2012     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone knows if this patch was ever sold to the public or is there anyway I could get this one? Thanks.

KSCartist
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posted 07-02-2012 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch was never (or will be) sold to the public. But I just may have an extra one lying around.

Email me offline and maybe we can arrange a trade.

p51
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posted 07-02-2012 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang it, as a former Army officer, this is the only ISS misison patch I ever would have bought...

KSCartist
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posted 07-05-2012 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the compliments on this patch. It was fun to work with Col. Creamer on this design.

p51 - you mean you wouldn't consider Expeditions 2, 13, 22, 23, 25 - all flown by US Army officers?

p51
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posted 07-05-2012 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KSCartist:
p51 - you mean you wouldn't consider Expeditions 2, 13, 22, 23, 25 - all flown by US Army officers?
I liked it mostly because it's an obviously Army-themed patch. I don't collect every mission patch out there and I just like this one because it's the first Army-themed mission patch I've ever seen, that's all.

hoorenz
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posted 07-07-2012 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was also an Army patch for Doug Wheelock.

Editor's note: Also shown and described here.

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