Air Force Medals

Air Force Medals

Here at service medals and ribbons we have a large selection of Air Force military medals.

Air Force History

Because, the United States Air Force became a separate military service on 18 September 1947 with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. Rather the Act created the National Military Establishment, later renamed the United States Department of Defense, consequently which was composed of four of the five branches, as a result the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and a newly created Air Force.  Prior to 1947, due to the responsibility for military aviation was divided between the Army for land-based operations and certainly the Navy and Marine Corps for sea-based operations from aircraft carrier and above all  amphibious aircraft. In Conclusion, the Army created the first antecedent of  the Air Force on 1 August 1907, which through a succession of changes of organization, titles, and missions advanced toward eventual separation 40 years later.  As a result the predecessor organizations leading up to today’s U.S. Air Force are:

  • Aeronautical Division, Signal Corps (1 August 1907 – 18 July 1914)
  • Aviation Section, Signal Corps (18 July 1914 – 20 May 1918)
  • Division of Military Aeronautics (20 May 1918 – 24 May 1918)
  • Air Service, U.S. Army (24 May 1918 – 2 July 1926)
  • U.S. Army Air Corps (2 July 1926 – 20 June 1941)*
  • U.S. Army Air Forces (20 June 1941 – 17 September 1947)**

Hence, it continued to exist as a branch of the Army (similar to the infantry, quartermaster, or artillery) until reorganization provisions of the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 495), 26 July 1947.

Because the Transfer Order 1 was the first of 200 Army-Air Force transfer agreements drawn up in June and July 1947, and ordered the transfer of all military and similarly  civilian personnel of the Army Air Forces to the Department of the Air Force and the USAF.  The final transfer order was signed 22 June 1949.

Air Force Patches

Service medals offers our customers a large selection of air force patches from the Vietnam War Era (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975.)  Our patches are authentic from the era.

Air Force Ribbons

Service medals has an large supply of air force uniform ribbons.

Air Force surplus

Finally, Service medals also has a great selection of air force surplus items and memorabilia.  Furthermore our military experts can help you find the items you are looking for!