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Posted 8/2/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour, Air Force Awards and Decorations (enhance color), U.S. Air Force graphic, AFNEWS/PAND. The JPG image is a stylized version whereas the EPS version is a two-dimensional line art illustration.
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Authorized by the chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Oct. 12, 1980. Before Jan. 6, 1986, the ribbon was awarded to Air Force and Air Force Reserve members credited with completion of an overseas tour on or after Sept. 1, 1980. Air Force and Air Force Reserve members serving as of Jan. 6, 1986 or later are entitled to reflect all Air Force overseas tours credited during their career. A service member may wear both ribbons, if appropriate. The short tour ribbon takes precedence over the long-tour ribbon when both are worn.

The guidance for the criteria for long tour credit is in Air Force Instruction 36-2110. You have to meet the assignment long tour criteria to be awarded the ribbon.

Authorized device: Oak leaf cluster

Weighted Airman Promoted System Point Value: 0

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