Medal, Airman's Medal, United States Air Force


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The Airman's Medal was authorized on August 10, 1956 to replace the Soldier's Medal for Air Force personnel. It is presented actions involving voluntary risk of life under conditions other than combat.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the United States Air Force, Personnel Center


  • Copper Alloy
  • Silk
  • Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy
  • Solder
  • Protective Coating


3-D: 3.7 × 0.5 × 7.5cm (1 7/16 × 3/16 × 2 15/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Bronze Airman's Medal; Obverse: relief of the Greek god Hermes with an American eagle in his hand depiced, embossed text "AIRMEN'S MEDAL"; blue and yellow striped silk ribbon with light blue edge stripe.


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