Thule BMEWS "510" Patch

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Title

Thule BMEWS "510" Patch

Subject

Thule, GL BMEWS Site 1 510 Patch

Description

When U.S. civilians went to Thule (and other overseas sites) to work, IRS rules would deduct the first $20,000 of income (in 1961-62, other periods likely were different) if you were "physically present in a foreign country for 510 full (24 hour) days out of 18 consecutive months. I worked at the BMEWS site at Thule in 1961-62, and of course did the "510". This is the first patch I have ever seen for the 510 day rule. (see my article "510 Full Days" at http://www.radomes.org/museum/thule for more)

This was donated by Gary Collins, a Thule "survivor" from a later period.

Date

1960s-1980s, perhaps longer

Contributor

Gary Collins, Tuscon, AZ

Files

Citation

“Thule BMEWS "510" Patch,” National Air Defense Radar Museum Collection, accessed January 16, 2018, http://www.afrmaonline.org/omeka/items/show/358.