Air Force Achievement Medal Anodized
Service: Air Force
Criteria: Outstanding achievement or meritorious service not warranting award of the Air Force Commendation Medal
Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Letter
This medal is the first decoration established for Air Force personnel under Air Force authority. The primary use of the medal has been to recognize specific individual achievements or accomplishments rather than continuing periods of service such as might be associated with a change in permanent assignment, although it has been used for end of tour recognition for some junior ranking personnel.
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