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Ribbons of the U.S. Air Force

The following are Ribbon Awards that are authorized for wear by members of the U.S. Air Force. 

Following the Air Force Achievement Medal:

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Presidential Unit Citation
For service in a unit cited in the name of the president for extraordinary heroism in action occurring on or after 7 December 1941.
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Joint Meritorious Unit Award
For joint units or activities for meritorious achievement or service superior to that which would normally be expected during combat or declared national emergency or under extraordinary circumstances that involve the national interest.
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
In recognition of exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement of a numbered unit whether in peacetime or wartime.
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*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
In recognition of exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement of an organization or activity whether in peacetime or wartime.
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*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.
Following the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal:

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Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon
Awarded to airmen selected to represent their major air commands/ separate operating agencies/direct reporting units in the annual 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Program.
* Bronze Service Star     
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Air Force Recognition Ribbon
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards   *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.
Following the Outstanding Volunteer:

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Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour)
For an overseas short tour of duty.
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Overseas Ribbon (Long Tour)
For an overseas long tour of duty.
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Longevity Service Award
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards   *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.
Following the Armed Forces Reserve Medal

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NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon
For graduation from a certified accredited Air Force non-commissioned officer profesional military education school, Phases II, III and IV.
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon
Awarded to honor graduates of BMT who have demonstrated excellence in all phases of academic and military training.

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Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Awarded to personnel who qualify as expert in small arms marksmanship.
* Bronze Service Star

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Air Force Training Ribbon
For completion of Air Force initial military-accession training on or after 14 August 1974.
*Bronze OLC for subsequent awards  *Silver OLC for 5 Bronze.

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Foreign Decoration
As specified by the awarding government.

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Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation
For service in defense and liberation of the Philippines during World War II.     * Bronze Service Star

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Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
For Service in Korea from 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1953

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Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation
Awarded by the Republic of Vietnam to units for valorous combat achievement.

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Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Awarded by the Republic of Vietnam to units in recognition of meritorious civil action service.
   
 

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HISTORY

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Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
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Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
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How to Request Records/Medals Earned
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Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
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