Air Force Cross Medal
Service: Air Force
Criteria: Extraordinary heroism in action against an enemy of the U.S. or while serving with friendly foreign forces
Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
To honor and protect the sacrifices of our nation's heroes, we have protected this award against Stolen Valor. To purchase this medal for yourself or a family member's shadow box, or display case, we require a DD-214 or other valid proof that this medal was honorably awarded.
Authorized on November 1, 1965 for extraordinary heroism while engaged in a military action against an enemy of the United States; previous to the effective date of July 6, 1960, deserving Air Force personnel received the Army Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). It is awarded for heroic actions not justifying the Medal of Honor and is presented in the name of the President.
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