Air and Space Campaign Medal

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Air and Space Campaign Medal
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Air and Space Campaign Medal
Awarded by the Department of the Air Force[1]
TypeService Medal
EligibilityUnited States Air Force personnel
Awarded forParticipating in or directly supporting a significant U.S. military operation designated by the Air Force chief of staff.
StatusCurrently awarded
Statistics
Established24 April 2002
Precedence
Next (higher)Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal[2]
Next (lower)Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal[3]
Air and Space Campaign Medal ribbon.svg
Air and Space Campaign Medal ribbon

The Air and Space Campaign Medal (ASCM) is an award of the United States Air Force which was first created on April 24, 2002 by order of Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche. The ASCM may be awarded to members of the USAF who, after March 24, 1999, supported a significant U.S. military operation designated by the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force as qualifying for the ASCM.[4]

Eligibility[edit]

To be eligible for the Air and Space Campaign Medal a service member must perform direct support of a military operation for at least thirty consecutive days or for sixty non-consecutive days. "Direct support" is defined as deploying in support of an ASCM approved operation inside the geographic area of combat which historically were deployed forward. This includes, but is not limited to, sortie generation, intelligence, surveillance, targeting, etc. Squadron Commanders may determine other functions that meet the intent of this award.[4]

Members who provided direct support for 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days to one of these operations inside of the geographic area of combat qualify for the ASCM.

The Air and Space Campaign Medal is only authorized for Air Force personnel and is prohibited for issuance if another campaign or service medal has already been received for the operation in question. Additional awards are denoted by service stars.

Qualifying Operations[edit]

Operations related to the Global War on Terrorism (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom) are not eligible for the ASCM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Production publication" (PDF). static.e-publishing.af.mil.
  2. ^ "Awards and Decorations". Air Force Personnel Center Library. Air Force Personnel Center. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  3. ^ "MEMORANDUM FOR AF/A1 SUBJECT: Establishment of a Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal" (PDF). United States Air Force. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Air and Space Campaign Medal". Air Force Personnel Center > Library > Factsheets. US Air Force Personnel Center. 3 August 2010. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b US Air Force Personnel Center (11 December 2012). "Air and Space Campaign Medal for Operation Odyssey Dawn and Operation Unified Protector". Goodfellow Air Force Base website. Archived from the original on 1 March 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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