Strike Fighter Squadron 102 Buckle

Strike Fighter Squadron 102 (VFA-102) is a United States Navy Strike Fighter squadron based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. Their call sign is Diamond, with the tail code NF, with a diamondback rattlesnake as their mascot as shown in their insignia. VFA-102 is attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and flies the F/A-18F Super Hornet.

Established in 1955 as VF-102 at NAS Cecil Field, Florida, the DIAMONDBACKS began initial training in gunnery, bombing, nuclear weapons delivery, and high-altitude intercepts in the F2H-4 Banshee. While the homeport, aircraft, and personnel of the DIAMONDBACKS have continually changed over the years, their mission has not. They will continue to train and are standing ready to bring the full combat power of the Rhino to bear and enhance stability in the Pacific through strength, cooperation, and presence.

They commissioned the production of a custom belt buckle to us and they wanted something bold as a fashion statement and represent the spirit of the squadron. They requested an illustration of the diamondback rattlesnake head embossed on the buckle, with the ‘Diamondbacks’ title inscribed in front of it.

The difference between producing a buckle and a coin is that a belt buckle has a curved surface, but it is not a problem for our computerized equipment. The buckle was coated with gold and red colors with a glossy black background.

Make your Navy Squadron custom belt buckles with Embleholics, the 100% veteran-owned and operated challenge coin company! Just request a quote from us and we will contact you within 24 hours and get started on your coins. 

Finished Buckle (Front)

strike fighter squadron 102 buckle front

Finished Buckle (Back)

strike fighter squadron 102 buckle back

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