My father and I are both Air Force veterans. He served during the Vietnam War, and has fond memories of his time spent in Thailand. Traditionally, when one retires from military service, they receive a shadow box. My father only served a few years, but commented to me once how much he was jealous of a shadow box a friend of his received when he retired from the Navy reserves. I made this as a Christmas present to him that year. It is bentwood laminated curly maple and mahogany. The shape is derived from the patches worn on Air Force uniforms, which show what Major Command (MAJCOM) and sometimes what unit you belong to.