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US Air Force Achievement Medal

Introducing the enhanced US Air and Space Achievement Medal, previously known as the Air Force Achievement Medal. recognise outstanding accomplishments and commendable service that greatly contribute to the Air Force. Read more..

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BN1558
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$11.03 - $81.00
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For mounted medals, choose mounting style and size. Add ALL required medals with the SAME mounting style. Mounted medals ship in 4-6 weeks. For unmounted medals, choose 'Unmounted' option, allow upto 4 weeks for shipping of unmounted medals.

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SKU:BN1558

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SKU:
BN1558

Specifications

Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Medals of Australia
Product Group 2:
Medals
Product Group 3:
Replica Medals
Organisation:
Honours & Awards

Description

Formerly known as the Air Force Achievement Medal, the US Air and Space Achievement Medal is awarded to Air Force personnel for exceptional achievement or meritorious service specifically benefiting the Air Force. The medal can also be awarded for acts of bravery that fall short of the criteria for the Air Force Commendation Medal (AFCM).

Design

The medal features a unique outer border made up of 11 cloud-like shapes. On the front is a design of crossed thunderbolts and spread wings. This design is adapted from the Seal of the Air Force. On the reverse side "Air Force Meritorious Achievement" is inscribed.

Ribbon

The accompanying silk ribbon is characterized by three groups of four vertical stripes of dark blue, set against a silver-grey background.

Unmounted Medals

If you order your medal unmounted, the medal and ribbon will be supplied as separate components. Miniature medals will be supplied with 15cm of ribbon and full size medals will be supplied with 30cm of ribbon.

US Air Force Achievement Medal Full Size Court Mounted

The court mounting of medals involves securing medals to a stiff backing board, along with the placement of a brooch fitting on the board. This ensures that the medals remain firmly in place and do not shift or move about while being worn.

It is mandatory for active members of the Australian Defence Force to have their medals court mounted, as it is considered the appropriate method of presenting military honours in a professional and respectful manner. By doing so, the medals are given proper recognition and are displayed in a neat and organized fashion.

US Air Force Achievement Medal Full Size Swing Mounted

The swing mounting of medals refers to the attachment of a medal to a ribbon that is allowed to hang freely from a brooch, which in turn is affixed to a uniform or clothing. This mounting style was commonly used for medals from the Boer War up to and including World War II, although there are no fixed guidelines or regulations regarding its use.

US Air Force Achievement Medal Miniature Court Mounted

Miniature Court Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

US Air Force Achievement Medal Miniature Swing Mounted

Miniature Swing Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

US Air Force Achievement Medal Ribbon Bar

A ribbon bar is a small, rectangular display of ribbons worn on military uniforms to represent various honours and awards earned by the wearer. These ribbons are arranged in a specific order and are attached to a backing, which is then attached to the uniform. Ribbon bars are a compact and convenient way for military personnel to display their achievements and are often used in situations where a full-sized medal or award would be impractical.