Hi, I was going to post these on my "Afghan Made SOF Patches" thread, but they seem a lot more appropriate to post here. Some great patches and reference photos you guys have posted here! Great work!
These are all from the Kabul area - the ones with the gray "loop" velcro rectangles are from Camp Morehead at the commando training base. I like the one piece versus two piece variants - the different colored borders or letters on the patches. All are velcro backed except the one piece at the bottom left of the first photo.
I choose to include these in my USSOF collection just because there is such complete documentation of the guys wearing all of these. Our SOF community has a long history of that all the way back to WW2.
As mentioned earlier in the thread, A.I.D.O. is Afghan Information Dissemination Operations. It starts with a month-long information operations course for commandos at Morehead.
Again, the same one piece versus two piece variants - but what I think is neat here is the smaller sized versions along the bottom row. According to a source at Camp Morehead, these are to bring the big patches down more to the typical SSI size of US patches.
I put the APU (Afghan Partnering Unit) here as well, but I plan on posting several APU patches as a group later. APU is their Tier 1 SMU.
Also I love the Ranger variant without the SF tab. No doubt a 75th RRgt NCO got stuck there as an LNO and said "This is B.S.! We need a Ranger patch!"