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Air Force Achievement Medal


Description

Obverse: Centered on the obverse is a medallion portraying thunderbolts and wings, signifying striking power through aerospace, adapted from the Air Force Seal. The distinctive outer border of this medal is composed of 11 cloud-like shapes.

Reverse: On the reverse of the medal in raised letters is the circular inscription, “AIR FORCE MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT.”


Ribbon
The ribbon has three sets of four vertical stripes of ultramarine blue on a silver gray background.

Criteria
See AFI36-2803 (Air Force Military Awards and Decorations Program).

Background
The Air Force Achievement Medal was authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force on October 20, 1980. The medal was designed by Capt. Robert C. Bonn, Jr., USAF. It is awarded to Air Force personnel for outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of the Air Force. It may also be awarded for acts of courage lesser than for award of the Air Force Commendation Medal.





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