Airman's Medal


Airman's Medal

Infobox Military Award
name=Airman's Medal


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awarded_by=United States Air Force
type=Medal
eligibility=
for=" [Distinguishing oneself] by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy."
status=Currently awarded
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higher=Distinguished Flying Cross
same=Army - Soldier's Medal Navy - Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Coast Guard - Coast Guard Medal
lower=Bronze Star


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The Airman’s Medal is a military decoration of the United States Air Force and is awarded to those service members who distinguish themselves by heroic actions, usually at the voluntary risk of life, but not involving actual combat.

The Airman’s Medal was first created in 1960 and the first recipient of the decoration was Captain John Burger, USAF, who was retroactively awarded the Airman’s Medal for actions performed in 1959.

The U.S. Army equivalent of the Airman’s Medal is the Soldier's Medal. Between 1947 and 1959, U.S. Air Force members were eligible for the Soldier’s Medal since the separate Airman’s Medal had not yet been established. The Navy and Marine Corps Medal and the Coast Guard Medal are also considered to be the equivalent decorations for those services.

Notable Recipients

*Duane D. Hackney
*William H. Pitsenbarger
*Randall R. Brown
*Mark E. Snyder
*Jason P. Topick
* Anthony J. Walvoord

Gregory D. Fechner

V. Boyd Myers


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