Airman’s Medal


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The Airman’s medal honors the members of the U.S. Armed forces who distinguish themselves with heroic acts. This honor doesn’t require the soldier to confront the hostiles. It is typically respected for risking life or losing a limb while saving others. This medal is the greatest distinction a soldier can earn in exhibiting bravery. The medal is made of bronze and features an image of the Greek god Hermes, who is crouched on one knee, and an eagle is taking flight from his hands. The inscription of the Airman’s Medal is on the side edges of the medal. The Service members with the Airman’s medal are eligible for retirement pay with a 10 percent increase in their retirement pay.

  • Type:

    Personal military decoration

  • Awarded for:

    a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of his or her life but not involving actual combat

  • Presented by:

    United States Department of the Air Force

  • Eligibility:

    Members of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly nation

  • Status:

    Currently awarded

  • Established:

    6 July 1960 · Retroactive after 10 August 1956

  • First awarded:

    21 July 1960