New 'Operation Inherent Resolve' Medal

Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the new Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal. The medal is retroactive to June 15, 2014, and is for service members based in Iraq or Syria, those who flew missions over those countries, and those who served in contiguous waters for 30 consecut... more

DoD to Improve Awards Process

The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure servicemembers receive appropriate recognition of their actions. Key changes include: (1) implementation of new goals and processes to improve timeliness of the Medal of Honor and other valor awards; (2) standardization of the meaning and use of th... more

Valor Awards to be Reviewed

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has directed the military departments to review Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross and Silver Star Medal recommendations since Sept. 11, 2001, for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are approximately 1,000 Silver Star and 100 service cross recommendations under review. While there is a possi... more

Wearing of Military Awards With Civilian Clothes

Air Force Medals

It is permissible for veterans and retirees to wear military awards on civilian clothes for gatherings of a military theme. On significant holidays, veterans and retirees are encouraged to wear their awards and medals. The choice of either full-size medal or miniature is an individual one. Retired personnel and former members of the military ma... more

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