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Air Force Medals, Decorations & Awards

Air Force Medals, Decorations & Awards. Information and resources about military medals, decorations, and awards as they relate to members of the United States Air Force.

Combat Action Medal
The Air Force will begin awarding a new Combat Action Medal in April (2007). The Air Force Combat Action Medal may be awarded to Airmen that have directly participated in active combat, either in the air or on the ground, as part of their official duty.

Good Conduct Medal Elimination
The Air Force has eliminated the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, effective February 8, 2006.

Medals and Decorations
Graphical representation of Air Force ribbons and medals, along with detailed description and award criteria.

Badges
Graphic pictures and award criteria for United States Air Force occupation & aeronautical badges.

Air Force Approves Wear of Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Air Force officials have authorized wear of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal which was approved by President Bush in 2003. The Department of Defense campaign medal applies to active-duty, Reserve and Guard servicemembers deployed abroad on or after Sept.11, 2001, for operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.

New Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche has approved award of the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon to recognize servicemembers’ support of air expeditionary force deployments. The ribbon will be awarded to Air Force active-duty, Reserve and Guard members who completed a contingency deployment after Oct. 1, 1999.

Recent Operations
USAF participation in recent operations, and medals authorized for award for those operations.

ROTC Awards and Decorations
Graphical representation of Air Force ROTC cadet awards.

Unit Awards
Searchable database for Air Force unit-level awards (such as Outstanding Unit) issued since 1991.

Readers Respond to Air Force Air Force Combat Action Medal
Reader shares his experience with the Air Force Combat Action Medal

Readers Respond to the Air Force Uniform Board Eliminating the Air Force Good...
Readers Respond to the Air Force Uniform Board Eliminating the Air Force Good Conduct Medal

Readers Respond to Air Force Air Force Approving Wear of Global War on...
Reader shares his experience obtaining the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Readers Respond to Air Force Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Reader shares his experience obtaining the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon

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