Established July 6th, 1960 by the United States Congress. It is the USAF equivalent of the Distinguished Service Cross.
Light blue center bookended by red outer stripes and white inner stripes.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
It is awarded for extraordinary heroism, not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor, to any person, who while serving with the U.S. Air Force while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States, engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in conflict against an opposing Armed Force in which the United States in not a belligerent party.
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