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PostSubject: Medals   Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:39 pm

A Star on the ribbon means they have earned it twice. 2 Stars mean they have earned it 3 times and so and and so forth all the way to 5 stars.


Achievement Awards

Air Force Training Ribbon: It is awarded to U.S. Air Force service members on completion of initial accession training.

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Air Force Recruiting Ribbon: This Ribbon is to recognize the officer and enlisted personnel who perform the challenging duty of Air Force recruiting. The ribbon was designed to acknowledge past, present, and future Air Force recruiters who display the extraordinary commitment and dedication required to perform this important function.

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Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon: To qualify for the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, individuals must have deployed for six months overseas. (6 months active duty, no Reserve time.)

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Air Force Longevity Service Award: This ribbon is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete one year of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon is awarded to pilots who have successfully completed 10 missions.

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Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon is awarded to pilots who have successfully completed 30 missions.

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American Campaign Ribbon: This ribbon is awarded to pilots who have successfully completed 50 missions.

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Combat Action Ribbon: Awarded to any pilot who achieves 10 kills in official combat missions.

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Air Force Achievement Ribbon: Awarded to any pilot who achieves 30 kills in official combat missions.

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Aerial Achievement Ribbon: Awarded to any pilot who achieves 50 kills in official combat missions.

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Purple Heart: Given to any pilot who, while in an official mission, was hurt and managed to still come home alive.

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Campaign Ribbon Given to any pilot who flew in 60% or more of any Campaign sorties.

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Aircraft Retirement Ribbon Given to any pilot who retires an aircraft that they flew more then 20 missions in themselves.

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Meritorious Awards

Military Training Instructor Ribbon: This ribbon is designed to acknowledge past, present, and future Military Training Instructors who display commitment and dedication to the training of our Air Force personnel.

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Good Conduct Ribbon: The Good Conduct Medal is awarded for exemplary behavior, efficiency, and fidelity in active Federal Military service. It is awarded on a selective basis to each soldier who distinguishes himself from among his/her fellow soldiers by their exemplary conduct, efficiency, and fidelity throughout a specified period of continuous enlisted active Federal military service.

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Combat Readiness Ribbon: This ribbon is awarded to members of the U.S. Air Force for sustained individual combat or mission readiness or preparedness for direct weapon-system employment. They must do all their responsibilities to the fullest extent with out interruption for more then 3 months.

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National Defense Service Ribbon: The National Defense
Service Ribbon is awarded for honorable and active service for any
period of time. This person must go above and beyond the call of duty
on a daily basis.

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Air Ribbon: The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the armed forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism or for meritorious service. Award of the Air Medal is primarily intended to recognize those personnel who are on current crew member or non-crew member flying status which requires them to participate in aerial flight on a regular and frequent basis in the performance of their primary duties.

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Distinguished Flying Cross: The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, distinguishes himself by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. The performance of the act of heroism must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. The extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from his comrades or from other persons in similar circumstances. Awards will be made only to recognize single acts of heroism or extraordinary achievement and will not be made in recognition of sustained operational activities against an armed enemy.

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Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon: This ribbon is awarded to airman nominated by the MAJCOMs, FOAs, and DRUs to HQ AFPC/DPPPRS for competition in piloting and service. Awarded once every year.

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Medal of Honor: The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President, in the name of Congress, to a person who, while a member of the Army, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his or her comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of the service will be exacted and each recommendation for the award of this decoration will be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit.

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