U.S. Air Force
Outstanding Unit Award
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
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Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
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on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214 or other pre-arranged document(s).
AFOUA Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
The United States Air Force
Outstanding Unit Award
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The Outstanding Unit Award was established on January 6, 1954, by Secretary of the Air Force Harold E. Talbot.
The Outstanding Unit Award has been in effect since January 6, 1954.
The Outstanding Unit Award may be awarded by the Secretary of the Air Force to numbered units such as Air Forces, Air Divisions, Wings, Groups, and Squadrons and to Medical Facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and medical centers (whether or not they are numbered) for exceptionally meritorious service or exceptionally outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units. Heroism may be involved, but is not essential. The service or achievement may be in any of the following areas:
Performing exceptionally meritorious service of national or international significance.
Accomplishing specific acts of outstanding achievement of national or international significance.
Combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States.
Military operations involving conflict with or exposure to hostile actions by an opposing foreign force.
Order of Precedence
The Outstanding Unit Award is worn after the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and before the Organizational Excellence Award.
Additional awards of the Outstanding Unit Award are denoted by oak leaf clusters. Effective November 15, 1961, Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards given for combat or direct combat support entitles the unit to have the letter "V" embroidered on its streamer and individuals to wear a bronze "V" device on the ribbon.