WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States military. The medal was created in 1942 and is awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.

Air Medal
Air Medal front.jpg
Awarded by the United States Armed Forces
Type Military medal (Decoration)
Awarded for Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Established Executive Order 9158, May 11, 1942 (as amended by E.O. 9242-A, September 11, 1942)
Precedence
Next (higher) Meritorious Service Medals:
Joint Service, Branch Service
Next (lower) Air Force: Aerial Achievement Medal
Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Commendation Medals
Air Medal Ribbon
Air Medal back.jpg
Service ribbon (above) - Reverse of medal (below)

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States military. The medal was created in 1942 and is awarded for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.