U.S. Air Force aviators with 5,000 hours of flying time are entitled to wear their command patch with 5000 at the top.

This patch belonged to General John W. Handy, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command and Commander, Air Mobility Command from 2001 to 2005. He was a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

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