The USS Freedom, a littoral combat ship of the Freedom class, was recently deployed to Singapore, joining the U.S. 7th Fleet as the United States methodically increases its military presence in and around Asia. The increase has been steady and most experts agree that an increased presence in Asia is a top American priority, and should have been for years.
Oh, wait, this isn’t about naval deployments. Go read about that in the real news. This is about the greatest military arm patch I’ve ever seen or even heard of ever existing.
BBC News Asia recently did a story on the Freedom’s arrival in Singapore, and randomly (though I’m pretty sure it was on purpose) caught a glimpse of one man’s glorious uniform.
I’m not all that familiar with how military uniforms work, and I couldn’t make out any unit designation other than the words “Special Agents,” but it doesn’t really matter. This patch is ridiculous, and awesome.
I was so enamored with the Kenny Loggins reference that I didn’t realize that the patch was actually also referencing the FX hit show Archer. Great stuff.
[via BBC Asia]
h/t to The Duffel Blog