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   Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Service: Air Force
Instituted: 1954
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
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Description:
  1. Authorized by the Secretary of the Air Force, January 6, 1954.
  2. Awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to units that have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units. The service or achievement maybe in the following:
  • Performance of exceptionally meritorious service of national or international significance.
  • Accomplishment of a specific outstanding achievement of national or international significance.
  • Combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States.
  • Military operations involving conflict with or exposure to hostile actions by an opposing foreign force.
  1. Certain devices, depending on the circumstances, may be worn on the service ribbon:
  • Oak-Leaf Cluster. A bronze oak-leaf cluster for subsequent awards when authorized.
  • ā€œVā€ Device. A bronze ā€œVā€ device when the award of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is made to a unit for combat or direct combat support.