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  • Air Force Longevity Service Award

    BACKGROUNDThe Department of the Air Force General Order 60, Nov. 25, 1957, authorized this ribbon. CRITERIAIt is awarded to all service members of the U.S. Air Force who complete four years of honorable active or reserve military service with any branch of the United States Armed Forces. The Air Force Longevity Service Award is a ribbon that
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    BACKGROUNDThe Secretary of the Air Force authorized this award on Aug. 26, 1969. The Air Force Organizational Excellence award recognizes the achievements and accomplishments of U.S. Air Force organizations or activities. CRITERIAIt is awarded to Air Force internal organizations that are entities within larger organizations. They are unique,
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    BACKGROUNDThe Air Force Outstanding Unit Award was authorized by Department of the Air Force General Order 1, Jan. 6, 1954. CRITERIAIt is awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units that have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from
  • Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour

    BACKGROUNDAuthorized 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
  • Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short Tour

    BACKGROUNDAuthorized 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
  • Air Force Personnel Center

    The Air Force Personnel Center, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, provides personnel services to Airmen worldwide.
  • Air Force Recognition Ribbon

    BACKGROUNDThis ribbon was authorized by the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force on Oct. 12, 1980. The Air Force Recognition Ribbon will be worn between the Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. Bronze oak-leaf clusters will be worn on the ribbon bar to indicate subsequent awards. CRITERIAIt is awarded to named
  • Air Force Recruiter Ribbon

    BACKGROUNDOn June 21, 2000, the Secretary of the Air Force established the Air Force Recruiter Ribbon to recognize those 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
  • Air Force Special Duty Ribbon

    BACKGROUNDThe SECAF established the Air Force Special Duty Ribbon on 4 September 2014 to recognize Airmen who successfully perform the challenge of a special duty assignment. The ribbon was designed to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of present and future Airmen who served in an extremely difficult duty or a duty that
  • Air Force Training Ribbon

    BACKGROUNDThis ribbon was authorized by the Air Force Chief of Staff on Oct.12, 1980. CRITERIAIt is awarded to U.S. Air Force service members on completion of initial accession training after Aug. 14, 1974. In December 1986, the criteria expanded and authorized the ribbon to anyone who was on active duty in December 1986, regardless of when they
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