Navy SEAL deployment coins
November 23rd 2011
I've obtained the translation of words in Arabic on the coins from the period of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The translation was done by Mr Marcin Grodzki - http://www.arabskitlumaczenia.com/
Description of following coins in the gallery (detail explenation of emblems & words on the obverses and reverses of the coins are in the gallery under each picture):
#1 Coin from the period of Operation Iraqi Freedom for the members of NSWTG-AP (Naval Special Warfare Task Group - Arabian Pennisula) - Deployment from April to October 2005. The words in arabic "مكّا اسم ضفدع" means "frog the Makka".
#2 Coins from the same period of OIF but to the members of SOTF-W (Special Operation Task Force - West). It is typical shape of the triangle for CPO's Mess's coins. Handed to the guest of CPO's (Chief Petty Officers).
#3 Coin from deployment of Team SEVEN and Team TEN during Operation Iraqi Freedom in SOTF-WEST from March to October 2009.
#4 Coin in shape of the Trident - it is from period October 2007 - April 2008. It was given as an award For excellence. There is engraved number on the reverse of the coin. I was asked to cover it. The words in arabic "مكّا اسم ضفدع" means "frog the Makka".
#5 Another coin of SOTF-W from OIF. Deployment of Team FOUR & Team FIVE from September 2008 to April 2009. Coin handed as a award For continued excellence. There is engraved number on the reverse of the coin. I was asked to cover it.
#6 Coin from the period April - October 2008. Deployment of Team THREE & Team EIGHT in SOTF-W group. There is engraved number on the reverse of the coin. I was asked to cover it.
#7 The coin of Naval Special Warfare Task Group Central CTF-561 from the time of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The following Units consits this TG: Mobile Communications Detachment ONE and TWO, and Joint Communications Support Element (more info on http://www.jcse.mil/live09/index_n.htm). The Units take care about communications aspects for other Units of NSW Command.
#8 Common Detachment: SEALs and Army Special Forces from the period Apri - October 2007 Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both sides of the coin are epoxy covered. The words in Arabic "ضفدع الصحراء" means "desert frog".