Obverse: The obverse design has a sunburst of 13 gold rays separated by 13 white enameled stars, with a semi-precious blue stone in the center. The sunburst is suspended from the ribbon by a wide slotted bar which consists of stylized wings, symbolic of the Air Force. The blue stone in the center represents the vault of the heavens; the 13 stars represent the original colonies and manís chain of achievements. The sunburst represents the glory that accompanies great achievements, and the rays depict manís quest for light and knowledge.
Reverse: The reverse of the medal is plain and suitable for engraving.