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Airman's Medal for Heroism

Awarded to those United States Air Force service members who distinguish themselves by heroic actions, usually at the voluntary risk of life, but not involving actual combat. The Airman's Medal was first created in 1960. The U.S. Army equivalent of the Airman's Medal is the Soldier's Medal. Between 1947 and 1959, U.S. Air Force members were eligible for the Soldier's Medal since the separate Airman's Medal had not yet been established.