USAF Meritorious Unit Award
Display Recognition

Site Index

      • Example Display Recognition
      • Display Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition and/or Medal
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
      • Other Display Recognitions
      • Air Service Websites
      • Example Display Recognition:
        Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11



        Who May Apply

        • Veteran recipients
        • Active Duty recipients
        • Family Members of recipients
        • Estate Inheritors

        Display Types

        You have four display types to choose from:
        Black & White (No Color)
        Heavy Bond Enclosure

        Heavy Bond Enclosure
        Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
        Trimmed in Appearance Gold

        Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display

        Issue Requirements
        You must submit the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214 displaying your unit's award of the MUA.
      • Contact The War Library if you do not have a DD-214: 1-562-422-4100.
      • NOTICE

        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.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $8.35 $22.35
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 $27.35
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • *** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-3 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-10 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or MEDAL APPLICATION FORM

        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319
        Long Beach CA 90805-7549

        Questions?

        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Meritorious Unit Award Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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        Issue Regulations


        Meritorious Unit Award

        Awarded to USAF Active Duty, AFRes, and ANG units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding achievement or service ind irect support of combat operations for at least 90 continuous days during the period of military operations against an armed enemy of the US on or after 11 September 2001. The unit must display such outstanding devotion and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions. The degree of achievement required is the same as that which would warrant award of the Legion of Merit. Service in a combat zone is not required, but service must be directly related to the combat effort. Squadrons, groups and wings may be recommended for this award. The MUA cannont be awarded to any unit/unit component previously awarded the AFOUA, AFOEA or unit award from other service components for the same act, achievement or service.

        Approval authority for the MUA will be MAJCOM Commanders, however, approval is delegated in cases when NAF commanders are serving as Air Component Commanders (i.e. USCENTAF/CC).

        Award criteria for annual awards will be disseminated from MAJCOMs and air component commands.

        Devices associated with award of the Meritorious Unit Award are Oak Leaf Clusters used to denote multiple awards.

        Establishing Authority

        The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award was established by Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche.

        Effective Dates

        The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award has been in effect since September 11, 2001.

        Criteria

        The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award is awarded to active duty, Guard, and Reserve units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services for at least 90 continuous days during military operations against an armed enemy.

        The unit must display such outstanding devotion to duty and superior performance of exceptionally difficult tasks as to set it apart and above other units with similar missions.

        The degree of achievement required is the same as that which would warrant award of the Legion of Merit to an individual.

        Service in a combat zone is not required, but the service rendered must be directly related to combat effort.

        Squadrons, Groups and Wings may submit for this award. Superior performance of normal duties will not alone justify this award.

        Order of Precedence

        The Air Force Meritorious Unit Award is worn after the Air Force Gallant Unit Citation and before the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.

        Devices

        Additional awards are denoted by oak leaf clusters.