Combat Readiness Medal Miniature

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Service: Air Force

Instituted: 1964

Criteria: Awarded for speci­fic periods of qualifying ser­vice in a combat or mission-ready status

Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak Leaf cluster

Authorized on March 9, 1964. Awarded for periods of qualifying service in a combat or mission ready status for direct weapon system employment. Direct weapon system employment is defined as: (1) An aircrew whose wartime mission places them into enemy territory or in the threat envelope of ground enemy defenses, (2) A missile operation which could employ weapons to destroy enemy targets and (3) Individuals who directly control in-flight manned aircraft whose wartime mission is to seek and destroy enemy targets.

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