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AIR FORCE [REF]

The following is the reference section for US medals and decorations issued to or bestowed upon individuals by the Air Force for specific acts of bravery and/or individual merit performed by regulars and reserve personnel from all periods. **Please note that some early decorations can be found under the ARMY category if issued during the period that the Air Force was the Army Air Corps**


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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SECTION ONLY IS DONE BY ORDER OF PRECEDENCE, UNLESS THE MEDAL'S ORDER IS THE SAME AND THEN THE MEDAL WILL BE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

 

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  1. MEDAL OF HONOR [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Congressional Medal of Honor (CMOH or MOH).

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  2. AIR FORCE CROSS [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Cross (AFC).

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  3. DEFENSE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (DDSM).

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  4. AIR FORCE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (DSM).

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  5. SILVER STAR [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Silver Star (SSM).

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  6. DEFENSE SUPERIOR SERVICE MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM).

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  7. LEGION OF MERIT [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Legion of Merit (LOM).

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  8. DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

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  9. AIRMAN'S MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Airman's Medal(AMM).

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  10. BRONZE STAR [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Bronze Star (BS).

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  11. PURPLE HEART [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Purple Heart (PH).

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  12. DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (DMSM).

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  13. MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM).

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  14. AIR MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Medal (AM).

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  15. AERIAL ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Aerial Achievement Medal.

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  16. JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

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  17. AIR FORCE COMMENDATION MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Commendation Medal.

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  18. JOINT SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Joint Service Achievement Medal.

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  19. AIR FORCE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Achievement Medal.

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  20. AIR FORCE COMBAT ACTION MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Combat Action Medal(CAM). **NOTE: This is a ribbon only decoration.**

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  21. PRISONER OF WAR MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Prisoner of War (POW) Medal.

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  22. COMBAT READINESS MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Combat Readiness Medal.

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  23. AIR FORCE GOOD CONDUCT [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.

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  24. AIR RESERVE FORCES MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal.

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  25. OUTSTANDING AIRMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Airman of the Year Award. **NOTE: This is a ribbon only decoration.**

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  26. AIR FORCE RECOGNITION RIBBON [REF]

    This section is for information and examples from all service branches and time periods of the Air Force Recognition Ribbon. **NOTE: This is a ribbon only decoration.**

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