Formerly the Air Force Training Ribbon.
Authorized by the Air Force Chief of Staff on October 12th, 1980.
Ribbon is of largely dark blue color with a thin red center stripe and opposing thin yellow stripes towards the edges.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
It is awarded to U.S. Air Force service members on completion of initial accession training after Aug. 14, 1974. In December 1986, the criteria expanded and authorized the ribbon to anyone who was on active duty in December 1986, regardless of when they completed initial accession training.
The ribbon may not be awarded for completing technical training, career development courses and other services' basic training. Completing later accession training (basic military training, then commissioning through a program, and so forth) will entitle a member to a subsequent award denoted by an oak leaf cluster.
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