USAF Combat Action Medal
Established: March 15, 2007
Awarded to:To recognize Air Force personnel (Airman Basic thru Colonel) who served in air or ground combat.
Criteria: Qualifying service is on or after 11 Sep 2001. There is no minimum qualifying period. Service must be in a designated combat zone. For air combat, aircrew member must be on aeronautical orders in direct support of combat activities and must be in combat.