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   Medal of Honor - Air Force
Service: Air Force
Instituted:
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Medal of Honor - Air Force
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Description:
  1. The basis for the U.S. Air Force medal is the legislation authorizing the U.S. Army medal. It was authorized specifically for the U.S. Air Force upon enactment of Section 8741, title 10, U.S.C.. b. Awarded pursuant to Section 8741, title 10, U.S.C., by the President of the United States in the name of the Congress. The MOH maybe awarded to members of the U.S. Air Force who distinguish themselves conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty under any of the following conditions:
  • 1. While engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
  • 2. While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force.
  • 3. While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.