Air Force Cross Medal

It is awarded for extraordinary heroism, not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor, to any person, who while serving with the U.S. Air Force while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States, engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in conflict against an opposing Armed Force in which the United States in not a belligerent party.

  • Type:

    Neck ribbon (decoration)

  • Awarded for:

    Accompanies the Air Force Cross Medal

  • Eligibility:

    Recipients of the Air Force Cross Medal

  • Status:

    Currently used

  • Established:

    July 6, 1960 (along with the Air Force Cross Medal)