USAF Combat Action Medal
Established - 15 Mar 2007. To recognize Air Force (Airman Basic thru Colonel) who served in air or ground combat.Commander, Air Force Forces(COMAFFOR) is the award authority for the AFCAM. Personnel who earned the CIB, CAB, CMB or CAR must get approval from COMAFFOR for consideration for award of the AFCAM. 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.