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Coins enter new realms

Challenge coins have been a military tradition for years, given by commanders to troops for outstanding performance. But now many in the federal government are jumping on the bandwagon, and the corporate world has also begun handing them out.



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Feb. 16, 2011

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Joe Lynch shows off some of his collection of challenge coins at the offices of the Military Officers Association of America in Alexandria.

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