Recognizing courage in the face of danger, the Airman’s Medal celebrates the valiant spirit of every service member, regardless of nationality, who acts in the face of personal danger while serving with the United States Air Force. This challenge coin version of the Airman’s 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 Airman’s Medal and can even be engraved with the honoree’s name and date of award.
The Airman’s Medal honors any member of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly nation who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Air Force, has distinguished himself or herself by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of his or her life but not involving actual combat. The saving of a life or the success of the voluntary heroic act is not essential and this medal is not awarded for normal performance of duties.
This coin is minted in the USA from solid bronze, 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 Airman’s Medal ribbon and the Greek god Hermes on one knee, releasing a bald eagle to flight. The reverse has space available for engraving. The coin comes packaged in a polybag with a header card.