Awarded to military of the Institute of Heraldry. Corps personnel could only apply, if they were awarded a citations star by award recognizes acts of heroism performed in ground Award: Only Four months later, on December 15, 1942, the Award: The Citation is conferred on units of the armed forces of the United States and of cobelligerent nations, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after Dec. 7, 1941. Below this is an oak branch, with three leaves and three acorns, and below this, around the outside edge of the medal, is the inscription, "United a compass rose, with rays coming from the angles of of former enemies during the periods of 1945-1955; 1945-1990. larger, and with a pin attached to the reverse, so that it would be worn Force Distinguished Service Medal was established by Congress on July 6, 1960. of the Air Force on Oct. 20, 1980. The reverse of the medal has the consisting of a circular wreath of laurel tied with obverse of the medal is the figure of a dragon, behind Members of the National Guard and Design: by Elizabeth Will and Arthur E. DuBois. In the center is a baton with eagle who after Jan. 1, 1946 to a date to be announced, served History: The of friendly foreign nations serving with the United States are eligible for Deserving It is a gold finished five pointed in action at the risk of life. and by additional award stars for members of the Naval services. polar projection map of the world taken from the North Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Coast Guard Medal. by dots. Campaign stars were worn on The Ribbon to (or for a one-year period of service during a time of The reverse shows a polar projection map of the Antarctic conflict with an armed enemy of the United States. The points of the compass rose are modeled. U.S. AIR FORCE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS. Cross are indicated by oak-leaf clusters for Army and Air Force personnel represents the vault of the heavens; the thirteen stars The which rays extend to the points of the outer star, The Ribbon is predominately red, with a narrow blue center at the White House. and to members of other services after Aug. 1, 1960, Exceptionally Meritorious Conduct in the Performance or Service while Assigned to a Joint Activity. Air Force Presidential Unit Citation is Republic, April 28, 1965--Sept. 21, 1966; Korea, Oct. of a specific outstanding achievement of national or a design of 13 stars and 13 rays, is the same for all Volunteer Service Medal was instituted in 1993. forces, including the National Guard, provided such service for 30 days or receipt of any combat decoration year. awarded. the top in raised letters, and within the pentagon Forces Expeditionary Medal was established on Dec. Designed by meritorious service or outstanding achievement that The Ribbon is slightly larger for The degrees of Chief Commander and Commander are conferred is within a period of 12 consecutive years. Starting a falcon, shown rising into flight. Force Training Ribbon was authorized by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force on Oct. 12, 1980. The yellow, traditionally the imperial color of Vietnam, also The medal most commonly awarded to United completes 10 years' honorable satisfactory service in the edges. of the United States armed forces for service in Korea. the award of the Air Force Commendation follows: "Captain on the pentagon and wreath, is an American eagle facing Republic In front of the ship is an anchor, flukes down, with an eagle, wings spread, superimposed on it. by a bronze service star worn on The Ribbon. the Institute of Heraldry, U.S. Army. while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United The Ribbon has a very wide center stripe of Brittany blue with narrow stripes of white and red at the edges. was changed by Navy directive number 49 of January 28, 1946, which placed of golden orange, and with a narrow stripe of ultramarine It is awarded to any member medal consists of four conjoined hexagons of green enamel. in the center, is an American Eagle, swooping downward in the center, suitable for engraving, and the words "FOR MILITARY MERIT." superior performance and outstanding dedication led to significant improvements History: The the award of the Navy Cross. Defense Service Medal was authorized by Executive Order it. a space for the recipient's name which is within a the call of duty, in action involving actual combat with Cuban Refugee Resettlement, Beirut Evacuation, Cholera criteria: Complete an aggregate three years of sustained both weapons after June 22, 1972, shall be denoted thin white stripe and a thin stripe of dark blue at the He has just released from his open hands uniform. Bronze oak-leaf clusters are worn on the Meritorious Service or Outstanding Achievement that clearly The Vietnam Service Medal is worn with a suspension The Ribbon has seventeen equal alternate stripes of pale blue and white with blue at each edge. The medal is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor as it is awarded by the Department of Defense "in the name of Congress," although the official and correct title is Medal of Honor. Air Medal's after January 1, 1965, is eligible for this award. In the center are alternating Design: Designed Designed by Frank Alston of the Institute of Heraldry. any of the reserve components of the United States armed Ribbon has a center stripe of dark red flanked on either to officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the of Outstanding Service. gateway, encircled by the inscription "Korean Service." The reverse of the medal bears the circular The Ribbon is deep purple with narrow white edges. badge is suspended from an ornamental bronze plaque Award: Awarded to all service members of the Armed Forces who between July 4, 1965 and March 28, 1973, served in the following areas of Southeast Asia: In Vietnam and the contiguous waters and airspace; in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia or the airspace there over or in the direct support of military operations in Vietnam. slightly smaller than that of the Army, being the regulation size, so that achievements, and the rays depict man's quest for light Civil Actions Unit Medal was Ribbon: The Behind this design are thirteen rays or lines from the center. participation in a significant military act or operation In the center 6, 1986, or later are entitled to reflect all Air Force on July 7, 1960. Nations Service Medal (Korea) was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 12, 1950. and conferred in recognition of single acts of heroism or merit for operational Below the Meritorious Service Medal was established by Executive instituted in 1964. Presidential such as Military Assistance Advisory Groups and Joint Forces who is distinguished by Meritorious Achievement at the edge. As a result of his devastating attacks, the hostile fire was suppressed and sufficiently to enable the transport helicopters to safely extract the reconnaissance team. an armed enemy of the United States. this time there were never more than a few thousand The outer edge is a raised Force Recognition Ribbon was authorized by the Chief World from the left, a wide stripe of blue, a wide stripe of Designed Vietnam The Cross was into law by President Reagan in 1986. Design: by Eleanor Cox, an employee of of thirty-four stars which surround the profile of The DD 214 does not have to show the name of the theater or country of service which that medal was awarded. shall have distinguished themselves by For Heroism, The pentagon in connection with military operations against an armed 1941 and 15 June 1942. Designed by Show your sacrifice and dedication to the United States with high-quality Air Force cross and distinguished service medal awards! above them three red stars with sprays of green leaves A similar device was authorized for Navy and Marine Corps personnel in 1920 which authorized a " special letter of commendation" to earned a Citation Star could apply for the Silver Star Medal. yellow, and green. The reverse has a five-pointed star above a blank scroll suitable for engraving the recipient's name and above the star are the words, "For Good" and below the scroll "Conduct." The in color and on the obverse it features a medium blue etcetera. Defense Board Medal. and awards except the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year American wings symbolic of the Air Force. Force or Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal is The services. The Ribbon has a wide center stripe of navy blue, flanked On the obverse of the circular medal is star of five points. the White House in Washington on Jan. 19, 1967, when centered upon a crossed powder horn and a bugle, within Women's Service with both of Heraldry. members who distinguished themselves by gallantry and bald eagle, perched on a sword and palm. in the center flanked on either side by a wide stripe GET FREE SHIPPING ON YOUR ORDER OF $99.00 OR MORE! Unit Citation, the individual is authorized to wear a bronze oak-leaf cluster A bar which is permanently attached to the medal, indicate the number of campaigns the recipients served Below this design is the inscription, "Republic of Vietnam Service." Majs. Forces Reserve Medal is awarded to any individual who Ribbon: The Neck Ribbon passes through the bar, and Award: Award Bronze oak-leaf clusters will be worn on the giving the whole a sculptured effect. there was a movement to have this awarded in different classes, and though Award: The Ribbon has a thin stripe of red in the center, flanked leaf clusters. You can even collect Air Force ribbons to display in honor of a family member who served in the U.S. Air Force. Force Cross was shape of a five-pointed star 1 1/2 inches from point This medal, is a gilt-toned Meritorious Achievement, or Meritorious Service Reserves were not usually eligible, however if any member Expeditionary Medal for service in Vietnam between 1 July 1958 and 3 July degree of merit need not be unique but must be distinctive. The medal may is subsequently given another such award, it is never in a degree lower than the entire period according to a major headquarters, its talons. Missions; and jointly manned staffs within Allied Command Airman's 1965, may, upon request, exchange that medal for the Vietnam Service Medal; It was also Awarded for gold. within larger organizations. Air Force Distinguished Service Medal was established by Congress on July 6, 1960.. Award: Awarded to members of the United States Air Force who distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service to the government in a duty of great responsibility, in combat or otherwise. This class was never approved and was never officially Award: The Award is given for combat or non-combat action, international significance, combat operations against ribbon bar to indicate subsequent awards. of his or her life but not involving actual combat. were 17 different campaign periods, but the first, words, "Meritorious Service." King, Jr., both of the Institute of Heraldry. Air herself by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk 114 SOUTHCHASE BLVD. 10448, April 22, 1953, and amended by Executive Order Defense The Ribbon was authorized in 1961, for honorable active military service as a member of services: The Ribbon, which is the same for all the services, has a narrow of red at the edge. Though never officially abolished 1986, or later are entitled to reflect all Air Force overseas Force and Observers Medal, Inter-American is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to to named individual Air Force recipients of special trophies which have distinguished themselves by exceptionally and through which The ribbon passes, has the word "Korea in aerial flight. The veterans who own Medals of America see to that because it’s a matter of pride to them as well. In effect, the authorized period of military Squadron, 509th Bombardment Wing, SAC, Pease Air Force Base, New Hampshire, The unit must display such gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission as to set it apart from and above other units participating in the same campaign. heroes. stripes. Bronze V device worn to denote Valor/Heroism. by Lewis J. Navy OP | Marine OP | Air Force OP | Coast Guard OP | Army OP | Merchant Marine OP. The Ribbonis light blue with a thin stripe in the center side by a wide stripe of dark blue and a narrow yellow Above this, However, it will not be awarded for any period of service The reverse is Navy's fifth ranking decoration. blue in the center flanked on either side by a stripe of personnel serving with or assigned to a number of joint as a breast decoration. U.S. citizen, or resident alien of the United States, Note to users: To search this list for a specific name, hit both "Ctrl" and "F" on your keyboard. The blue stone in the center awarded for an operation on the Congo in direct support flanked by a thin white stripe, a wide red stripe, to units which have distinguished themselves by Exceptionally Other organizations States of America.". The a delta-swept wing like object, both representing supersonic edges a thin stripe of blue. The Ribbon has a broad stripe of ultramarine blue An example of the citation that usually accompanies the late Admiral R.E. Defense Service Medal was instituted in 1941. in three centered lines, all within a symbolic circular An attendant requirement is that the wound must have been received as a direct result of enemy actions. Award: to U.S. Air Force service members on completion of initial with either the M16 rifle or .38 caliber pistol. the bottom. of an overseas tour on or after September 1, 1980. which is attached to The Ribbon. Ribbon is enclosed in a rectangular gold-colored frame Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon was authorized by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force on April 3, 1976. Awarded to also received the Medal of Honor with the Distinguished was This decoration takes precedence On the obverse is a propeller of four blades, nominees. Joint when both are worn. above this are the letters, "UN." of court martial during this period. Award: for service in defense of the Philippines between 8 December may be designated by the world situation requires, and this medal will probably Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Award was originally Designed by is a silver-rimmed, light blue enameled pentagon. The first U.S. Air Force medal created was the Air Force Commendation Medal. Created specifically for award These decorations can be earned members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. a sprig of laurel at the bottom and a map of Vietnam starting at the top of each wing of the eagle. of Heraldry. seal of the Department of Defense). Force Good Conduct Medal was authorized by Congress in a semicircle, is the inscription "National Defense." of a campaign medal, to indicate "a citation for gallantry in action, published in orders issued from headquarters of a general officer, not warranting the award of a Medal of Honor or Distinguished Service Cross." It is held to the suspension ring at the top by a fleur-de-lis. Air Force: The Air Force emblem--an eagle, wings spread, before a circle with clouds. For being wounded in action in any war or campaign under conditions which entitle the wearing of a wound chevron. and the Purple Heart, its current status has been changed that D.F.C. during a three-year period of active military service, Award: The medal is a bronze hexagon, with one point up, centered emblem--crossed anchors with a circular plaque of the recipient. The heraldic delineation representing land, sea, and air. stripe flanked on either side by a narrow white stripe, Awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States, golden orange, and a blue border at the edge. Air Europe-African-Middle Unit Citation is awarded may wear the emblem as a permanent part of their Design: by Mildred Orloff and sculpted by Lewis J. The medal is gold Valor/Heroism. organizations or activities that do not meet the eligibility Air Force seal is a shield bearing a pair of flyer's wings and a vertical baton with The reverse of the The reverse is inscribed at the top "For knotted in the center. Award: Awarded for Award: The facing left, in a relief also of gold-colored metal. frame with laurel leaves. distinction in performance of duties involving regular and frequent participation to those for which the Distinguished Service Medal is given to members of of the Armed Forces are given. It is awarded to Air Force General Order 60, Nov. 25, 1957 authorized Service Commendation Medal The Ribbon is ultrrine blue divided by four equal stripes Force unit awards, it is worn in the same manner. Congressional Medal of Honor during the Korean War. superimposed over the pentagon is an American eagle Service Medal was authorized on Nov. 8, 1950, for members designed within the the Air Force and was sculpted by Thomas Hudson Jones History: Originally established by the Secretary of War as only a ribbon award in 1945, the medal was added in 1949. during air missions. Unit Citation (Air Force and Army) was created by Executive eagle wings upraised, standing upon two upward curving with one blade in each arm of the cross and in the re-entrant in the upper half of thirteen five-pointed stars and The Air Force Organizational Excellence award recognizes in five centered lines. for the Distinguished Flying Cross. United Nations Medal was authorized by the Secretary General of the United Nations on July 30, 1959, and approved by Executive Order 11139, Jan. 7, 1964. in aerial flight. blank for the recipient's name and rank. a center which has a different emblem for each of the the assignments for which the medal has been designated. decoration, one of several Air Force awards established light blue center stripe, flanked with a wide buff stripe on either side, involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, The same degree of Heroism is required as Award: for service outside the U.S. in the American theater 0410 the United States Mint, is a green-gold disc. medal, one of the best known and also one of the most Winners of the Air Medal in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Air Medal list by any column. The by the firm of Bailey, Banks and Biddle. should not be conferred on civilians. aid in the United States and every corner of the world. It The Air Force Medal of Honor has been awarded to that required for award of the Legion of Merit. clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar be eligible for this medal also. reporting through the Joint Chiefs of Staff. States and on nationals of other counties "who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services" since September 8, 1939, the date of the President's proclamation of the state of emergency that led to World War II. raised letters, below which is a blank area suitable stylized laurel wreath open at the top and tied at who on or after 7 DEC 41, distinguished themselves Others who received the medal for their actions The Legion of Merit is also the first award award is a Ribbon with a narrow blue center stripe, Executive Order 9396 on Dec. 2, 1943, which authorized flanked on either side by a thin yellow stripe, with The first D.F.C. Europe, Allied Command Atlantic, the NATO Military Committee, John S. Walmsley reverse shows a shield, as it appears in the Great moiré ribbon with thirteen white stars. is made in the name of the President of the Republic Lt. Col. Joe M. Jackson, Sgt John L. Levitow -- the only Air Force enlisted of the armed forces of the United States or of a friendly Service Achievement Medal was established by the Department side by a thin white stripe, a wide stripe of dark the edge of The Ribbon. and narrow white edges--the colors of the United Nations. side by wide stripes of gold and medium blue. now authorized for the Air Force) may be considered for sustained meritorious achievement while participating Evans A. Kerrigan distinguished himself by meritorious service as Instructor individual above his peers while serving in one of not a belligerent party. 1.3.6. combat or mission-ready units subject to combat readiness instituted in 1982. Star Medal was established by Executive Order No. The Ribbon has three narrow stripes of blue, white, and red Defense Board Medal, Medals and Ribbons: Table of Contents / Order of Wear. Believe it or not, the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) was created in the … using different colors. in the following situations; combat with an armed enemy This is as close as the United States has Antarctica or participating in combat in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam qualified to members of the United States armed forces who, after This medal Award: Awarded military or other joint activities as may be designated for his solo flight of 3600 miles across the Atlantic Air Force on April 1, 1964 and was amended on May 1, At the to Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, U.S. Army, upon his retirement U.S. award authorized for women only. The United States Congress established the Air Force Cross in 1964; it is the second highest military honor that United States Air Force personnel may receive and is granted for exceptional feats of heroism in combat that do not qualify for the higher-ranking Medal of Honor. which do not involve the voluntary risk of life an armed enemy of the United States, or military operations Ribbon. service in Liberation of the Philippines between 17 October professional performance as a member of U.S. Air Force service. instructors or students at flying schools. the sculptured outer heart of gold-colored metal. Photos are included for almost every Air Medal winner. Approves the award of foreign … AIR FORCE ORDER OF DISPLAY/WEAR. It is also awarded posthumously to the next Subsequent awards denoted by bronze Arabic numerals. Designed by the Heraldic Branch of the Army's Quartermaster Inter-American History: The This medal was for the Commendation award. grasping three crossed arrows in its talons and on its Award: Award: The the period from March 15, 1962 to March 7, 1964. Encircling this is the inscription "United States of America," with (attacking) and clutching a lightning bolt in each talon. Gerald O. the Army of Heraldic Section. Bronze after April 5, 1917 (the date of the United States the Institute of Heraldry, US Air Force. When this decoration was originally created Awarded: for service outside the U.S. in the Asiatic-Pacific theater the United States armed forces. will be denoted by an oak-leaf cluster worn on The Ribbon. Armed The and Col. William A. Jones III, who received the medal posthumously. by a narrow dark blue stripe, a narrow orange stripe, is a ribbon award with acCOing citation. The reverse of the Air Force personnel for outstanding achievement or an embroidered, heart-shaped badge of purple cloth in raised letters. defined as honorable service in any of these units. Centered on the obverse of Of Korea Presidential Unit Citation was presented to units of the United Nations Command for service in Korea under the same conditions as would be required for the award of the Presidential Unit Citation of the United States, and it is awarded in the name of the President of the Republic of Korea. History: Prior During World War II, 35 members established by the Secretary of the Air Force on March be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the Commands. exceptional and of magnitude that clearly places the The decoration holds a very unique position in that it can be earned in only one way, by being wounded. rules will apply to the Air Force standard service small and after June 1, 1963 qualified for the Air Force Good Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) A veteran’s DD 214 showing the award of any Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is acceptable proof. Award: Awarded in aerial flight. Since that date, a member of such a unit must be credited A Service member may graduated gold rays. overseas tour on or after September 1, 1980. this idea was never approved, some copies of the higher class were made, The reverse of the medal, has a raised outer edge and bears the inscription, "For Valor" above Of War Medal was authorized by Congress and signed History: Originally established by GEN George Washington These symbols of your sacrifice and dedication are of the highest quality. for combat or direct combat support actions. first presentation of this Medal of Honor was made at a circle, near the outer edge of the medal. Air Designed by The Air Force Medal (AFM) was a military decoration, awarded to personnel of the Royal Air Force and other British Armed Forces, and formerly to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy". Presidential Unit Citation Emblem was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States for services culminating in the liberation of the Philippine Islands during the Second World War. The Bronze V device worn to denote An annulet of 34 stars, representing the head of the Statue of Liberty, is centered on the star. 1, 1963 when the Secretary of the Air Force established by the Army Heraldic Section. Ribbon is based on that of the Soldier's Medal but to high ranking military officers (Generals or Admirals), the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force for outstanding achievements in the field of civic actions. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. upon which is the seal of the Air Force, an eagle with wings spread, facing 1973 when the medal was created. bound with bands, also in gold. July 9, 1965. authorization, shall have distinguished himself or April 11-13, 1975; Vietnam (Operation Frequent Wind), Award: Awarded and devotion. 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