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   Air Force Longevity Service
Service: Air Force
Instituted: 1957
Authorized: AFI 36-2803
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Air Force Longevity Service
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Description:
  1. The Department of the Air Force General Order 60, Nov. 25, 1957 authorized this ribbon.
  2. Awarded to active duty based on an aggregate of 4 years honorable active federal military service with any branch of the US armed forces or Reserve components.
  3. Reserve and Guard personnel are credited with award for each 4 years’ satisfactory military service which are creditable for retirement.
  4. Service in one of the service academies is creditable as long as the member graduates.


Background:
  1. The Air Force Longevity Service Award is a ribbon that replaces the Federal Service Stripes previously worn on the uniform.
  2. The ribbon is ultramarine blue divided by four equal stripes of turquoise.
  3. Bronze oak-leaf clusters are worn on the ribbon to indicate subsequent awards of the Air Force Longevity Service Award.