Custom patches have been a tradition in USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) classes for decades. Students come up with various designs and vote on the one they like best, and the winner is worn on the sleeve of their flight suits for the duration of UPT. Class patches are generally martially-themed - after all, the mission of the USAF is to fly and fight. My class at Willy (84-04) designed a patch depicting a nuke plume with the Latin "Mors Ab Alto" (Death from Above) inscribed at the top. As I recall, this patch passed with a 100% vote.
Class 14-05 at Vance AFB, OK decided to do something different. Apparently there were enough "Bronies" in the class to push through the My Little Pony patch to the left. "Bronies" are male fans of this decidedly un-manly genre of pop culture, and...sorry... I am just so disgusted with this whole thing I don't want to finish the article.
But it's real -- and it's a real eye-opener as to the current state of our once-great USAF. What a bunch of fags.