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   Meritorious Unit Award - Air Force
Service: Air Force
Instituted: March 2004
Authorized: AFI 36-2803
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Meritorious Unit Award - Air Force
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Description:
  1. The Meritorious Unit Award was approved in March 2004 by the SECAF to recognize organizations for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding achievement or service in direct support of combat operations for at least 90 continuous days during the period of military operations against an armed enemy of the United States on or after 11 September 2001.
  2. To qualify for award of the MUA, the recommended unit must display such outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions. The degree of achievement required is the same as that which would warrant award of the LOM to an individual. Superior performance of the normal mission will not alone justify the award of the MUA.
  3. Units Eligible for the MUA: The MUA is awarded in the name of SECAF to squadrons, groups, and wings for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding achievement or service in direct support of combat operations for at least 90 continuous days during the period of military operations against an armed enemy of the United States. Service in a combat zone is not required, but service must be directly related to the combat effort. Wing-level and below units may be recommended for this award.
  4. Authorized Device: Oak Leaf Cluster.