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Squadron Awards


This is the Squadron's Awards page. It explains the usage of medals and why we use them.

The squadron will use medals as a way of rewarding a pilot's skill and effort in a particular squadron exercise. The more medals a pilot earns the more respected and skillful he will be. Medals will also effect an Airman's promotions and/or leadership approvals I.E.- To become a Flight leader.

Nominations for awards are sent to the Xo. and Co. who will decide if the request is granted. Members cannot nominate themselves! All nominations must come with: A) A film of the act in question or B) Eye witness account from 3 Dependable sources. * Please note that if you are nominated you are NOT guaranteed to receive the award.



Ribbon Awards


    Medal of Honor -
      Received when the member has been awarded the Medal of Honor.

    Air Force Cross -
      Awarded for 4 months of service.

    Defense Distinguished Service -
      Awarded for neutralising 10 or more enemy forces over friendly territory.

    Air Force Distinguished Service -
      Awarded for dependability and expertise on the battle field.

    Silver Star -
      Received when the member has been awarded the Silver Star.

    Defense Superior Service -
      Awarded for neutralising 15 or more enemy forces over friendly territory.

    Legion of Merit -
      Received when the member has been awarded the Legion of Merit.

    Distinguished Flying Cross -
      Received when the member is awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

    Airman's Medal -
      For being promoted to Senior Airman ranking.

    Purple Heart Medal -
      Received when the member is awarded the Purple Heart.

    Air Medal -
      Received when the member is awarded the Air Medal.

    Aerial Achievement Medal -
      Awarded for attaining 7 kills in one sortie.

    Commendation Medal -
      Awarded for outstanding service to your Flight Wing.

    Achievement Medal -
      Awarded for attaining 5 kills in one sortie.

    Outstanding Unit Award -
      Awarded to the Unit with most successes over a 2 month period.

    Good Conduct Medal -
      For co-operating with senior officers and obiding by Squad rules and regulations.

    Combat Readiness Medal -
      Awarded for the fewest abscenses in 4 months.

    Joint Meritous Unit Medal -
      Awarded to 2 Units for combining to complete an objective Successfully. (i.e. Bombers and Escort)

    Outstanding Airman of the Year -
      Awarded to the Squad member with the most Kills, Attendances, and successes in one year.

    Training Ribbon -
      Awarded for successfully completing the Trail Period and becoming a full squad member.

    Campaign Medal -
      Awarded to the Wing with the most points overall.

    Europe Campaign -
      Awarded to the Wing with the most points in the European Theatre.

    Pacific Campaign -
      Awarded to the Wing with the most points in the Pacific Theatre.

    WW2 Victory Medal -
      Awarded for 6 months of service.

    Humane Acts Medal -
      Running away in the face of danger (this is not a good award to receive)

    National Defense Medal -
      Awarded for neutralising 5 or more enemy bombers over friendly territory.

    Army of Occupation Medal -
      Awarded to Unit for successful capture of an enemy field.

    Longevity Service Award -
      Awarded for 1 year of service.

    Outstanding Service Medal -
      Awarded for 2 years of service.

    Master Sargent's Medal -
      Awarded for attaining the rank of Senior Master Sargent.

    Chief Master Sargent Medal -
      Awarded for attaining the rank of Chief Master Sargent of the Air Force.

    Ace Honors Award -
      Awarded for receiving 10 kills in one sortie.


Medal Awards

These are awarded in extreme circumstances. Pilots who receive these awards are considered to be the best of the best. To be nominated for one of these awards an application must be sent to the CO or XO with: A) a film documenting the event AND B) A recommendation by the Flight Leader/Superior Officer or 2 regular flight members. * Please note that if you are nominated you are NOT guaranteed to receive the award.

Silver Star -

    For gallantry in action against an opposing armed force.

Legion of Merit -
    For exceptionally meritous conduct in the performance of out standing service.

Distinguished Flying Cross -
    For heroism or extraordinary achievement in arial flight.

Purple Heart -
    Awarded for wounds or death as a result of an act of opposing armed forces.

Air Medal -
    For meritous achievement while particpating in aerial flight.

Medal of Honor -
    Highest award in the squadron. Awarded to a pilot who distinguishes himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against the enemy.