A significant recognition of courage and service, the Air Force Achievement Medal celebrates outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of the Air Force. This challenge coin version of the Air Force Achievement Medal is suitable for display or to be carried as a memento by the recipient or the recipient’s family and comrades-in arms. This coin upholds the significance of the Air Force Achievement Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Air Force Achievement Medal honors any member of the United States or foreign Armed Forces, on active duty or inactive reserve, who distinguishes himself or herself by outstanding achievement or meritorious service. Awarded for outstanding achievement or meritorious service that does not meet the requirements of the Air Force Commendation Medal, this medal places emphasis on junior officers and airmen.
This coin is minted in the USA from solid nickel, using special deep-relief coining dies, and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, then imbued with bold enamel. Die struck out of thicker blanks, this coin will have a substantive feel to it as well. The obverse features the colors of the Air Force Achievement Medal ribbon and depicts the medal’s distinctive cloud-like border with thunderbolts and wings signifying power through aerospace. The reverse has space available for engraving. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.
This coin is dedicated to the US military men and women fight for freedom and honors their commitment to their sworn duty in perilous and inhospitable conditions.