Aerial Achievement Medal


Aerial Achievement Medal

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The Aerial Achievement Medal is a decoration of the United States Air Force which was first created in 1988. The decoration is intended to recognize the contributions of aircrew members who would, otherwise, not be qualified for the award of the Air Medal.

The decoration is awarded in the name of the Secretary of the Air Force and is presented to any member of the United States military who, while serving in a capacity with the U.S. Air Force, distinguishes themselves by sustained meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. The achievements must be accomplished with distinction above and beyond that normally expected of professional airmen.

The Aerial Achievement Medal may be approved by local commanders, however the missions for which the decoration is authorized must be approved by a Major Air Force Command.

Note

The Aerial Achievement medal ribbon bears a strikingly similar resemblance to the Commonwealth Air Crew Europe Star, awarded to personnel of the Commonwealth air crew during 1939 to 1945 who participated in the Battle of Britain, however, this medal was phased out, and later recipients were given a clasp for the Defence Medal.

ee also

* Combat Readiness Medal
* Awards and decorations of the United States military


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