Air Medal

The Air Medal Ribbon is awarded to military personnel for their heroic and meritorious achievement during participation in aerial flight. The Air Medal Ribbon can also be awarded to the personnel who recognize single acts of gallantry in combat or meritorious service in the combat zone. The ribbon is dark blue with vertical golden stripe towards each end.

  • Type:

    Military medal (Decoration)

  • Awarded for:

    Accompanied with Air Medal

  • Status:

    Currently used

  • Established:

    Executive Order 9158, May 11, 1942 (as amended by E.O. 9242-A, September 11, 1942)