The U.S. Marine Corps is a long-standing American institution. Today’s Marine medals awarded for service originate from the World War I era, but the history of Marine valor dates back much further. The Marine tradition is, in fact, older than the country it protects.
A Brief History of the U.S. Air Force Air Force Day is celebrated August 1st and is a day to recognize the aerial superiority, ingenuity, and advancements of the U.S. Air Force. Air Force Day began after WWII, where mechanized vehicles and weapons such as tanks and airplanes became readily available and provided key tactical […]
The Air Medal was instituted in the throes of WWII, in September 1942, and is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Since the award was instituted during WWII, it is retroactive to September 8, 1939. Eligibility: The eligibility of the Air Medal has changed since its inception in 1942. The base requirement […]
Eligibility Army Commendation Medal, abbreviated and often called ‘ARCOM’, was instituted in 1945 and was awarded retroactively to those who served after December 6, 1941. The ARCOM is awarded to those who have served with the U.S. Army and have demonstrated heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service. The Army Commendation Medal was one of the […]