Awards & Citations

 
vUSAF Awards & Citations

 

  VUSAF Meritorious Service Award

This award is the highest obtainable award within the VUSAF. It is reserved for those who have performed far beyond the duties of the organization. Has displayed the highest level of ESPIRIT DE CORPS to benefit a comrade(s) in arms. A person given this award has achieved the highest plateau of their virtual career. Recipients must have served in a senior leadership role within VUSAF for a period greater than two (2) years to become eligible.

  VUSAF Mertorious Service Award w/Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VMSA on two separate occasions.

  VUSAF Airmen Commendation Medal

This award signifies a milestone of a member's virtual career within the VUSAF. It is reserved for those who have performed beyond the duties of their assigned position and has displayed the highest level of ESPIRIT DE CORPS to benefit a comrade(s) in arms.

  VUSAF Airmen Commendation Medal w/Bronze Attachment

This award signifies that a member within the VUSAF has earned this award for a second time. This award is reserved for those who have performed beyond the duties of their assigned position and has displayed the highest level of ESPIRIT DE CORPS to benefit a comrade(s) in arms.

  VUSAF Airmen Commendation Medal w/ 2 Bronze Attachment

This award signifies that a member has reached their second milestone of their virtual career within the VUSAF. It is reserved for those who have performed beyond the duties of their assigned position and has displayed the highest level of ESPIRIT DE CORPS to benefit a comrade(s) in arms.

  VUSAF Airmen Commendation Medal w/ 3 Bronze Attachment

This award signifies that a member has reached a milestone of their virtual career within the VUSAF for the third time. It is reserved for those who have performed beyond the duties of their assigned position and has displayed the highest level of ESPIRIT DE CORPS to benefit a comrade(s) in arms.

  VUSAF Distinguished Service Medal

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who display unwavering dedication and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty of the VUSAF.

  VUSAF Distinguished Service Medal - 2nd

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who display unwavering dedication and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty of the VUSAF for the second time.

  VUSAF Distinguished Service Medal - 3rd

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who display unwavering dedication and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty of the VUSAF for the third time.

  VUSAF Distinguished Service Medal - 4th

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who display unwavering dedication and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty of the VUSAF for the fourth time.

  VUSAF Distinguished Service Medal - 5th

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who display unwavering dedication and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty of the VUSAF for the fifth time.

  VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross

The Distinguished Flying Cross is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the VUSAF, distinguishes himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in simulated combat operations during aerial flight. The performance of the act of must be evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. The extraordinary achievement must have resulted in an accomplishment so exceptional and outstanding as to clearly set the individual apart from his comrades or from other persons in similar circumstances and must have been performed in simulated combat.

  VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross w/Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross on two separate occasions.

  VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross w/3 Bronze Attachment

Signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross on three separate occasions.

  VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross w/4 Bronze Attachment

Signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross on four separate occasions.

  VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross w/5 Bronze Attachment

Signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Distinguished Flying Cross on five separate occasions.

  VUSAF Air Medal

This decoration is awarded for acts of outstanding airmanship or meritorious achievements while participating in aerial flight and in actual simulated combat in support of approved operations or exercises. Required achievement must be accomplished with distinction above and beyond that expected of professional airmen.

  VUSAF Air Medal w/ Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF AIR MEDAL on two separate occasions.

  VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal

This decoration is awarded sustained meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. The achievements must be accomplished with distinction above and beyond that normally expected of professional airmen. It may also be awarded for acts of courage lesser than for award of the Air Medal.

  VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal w/ Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VAAM on two separate occasions.

  VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal w/ 3 bronze attachments

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal on three separate occasions.

  VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal w/ 4 bronze attachments

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal on four separate occasions.

  VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal w/ 5 bronze attachments

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Aerial Achievement Medal on five separate occasions.

  BMS - Legion of merit

Awarded to BMS members for exceptional performance in a flight during a BMS mission.

  Joint Service Commendation Medal

The JSCM shall be awarded only to members of the vUSAF who play a key role and distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement or service in a joint operation. Authority to award the JSCM is hereby delegated to the MAJCOM Commander or the ANG Director. A bronze "V" is authorized if the citation is for an act or service involving direct participation in simulated combat operation during the period after 1 January 2005. The "V" device is authorized if the citation is approved for valor (heroism) in a designated combat area.

  Joint Service Commendaiton Medal - Valor

The JSCM with 'V' attachment for Valor.

  Joint Service Commendation Medal w/ Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the JSCM on two separate occasions.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal

This medal is awarded to members who, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal w/Bronze Attachment

This medal is awarded to members who, for the second time, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 2 Bronze Attachment

This medal is awarded to members who, for the third time, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 3 Bronze Attachment

This medal is awarded to members who, for the fourth time, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 1 Silver Attachment

This medal is awarded to members who, for the fifth time, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 2 Silver Attachment

This medal is awarded to members who, for the tenth time, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Virtual Air Force Commendation Medal w/ 3 Silver Attachment

This medal is awarded to members who, for the fifthteenth time, while serving in any capacity with the Virtual Air Force, shall have distinguished themselves by meritorious achievement and service. The degree of merit must be distinctive, though it need not be unique.

  Joint Service Achievement Medal

The JSAM shall be awarded only to members of the vUSAF who, distinguished themselves by outstanding performance of duty and meritorious achievement in a Joint Service operation.

  Joint Service Achievement Medal w/ Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the JSAM on two separate occasions.

  Virtual Air Force Achievement Medal

This decoration is awarded sustained meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. The achievements must be accomplished with distinction above and beyond that normally expected of professional airmen. It may also be awarded for acts of airmanship or meritorious achievements lesser than for award of the Air Medal.

  Virtual Air Force Achievement Medal w/Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the AFAM on two separate occasions.

  VUSAF Unit Citation Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize VUSAF UNITS regardless of service. The unit must perform exceptionally well above normal standards, by displaying the HIGHEST professionalism, activity, skill, and etc.

  Virtual Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The Virtual Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is awarded by the vUSAF/CS units which have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious service or outstanding achievement that clearly sets the unit above and apart from similar units, the services include; performance of exceptionally meritorious service, accomplishment of a specific outstanding achievement of national or international significance, combat operations. A bronze "V" device is worn on the ribbon to denote award for combat or direct combat support actions.

  vUSAF Outstanding Unit Award - Valor

The vUSAF Outstanding Unit Award with the 'V' attachment for Valor.

  Air Force Outstanding Unit Award w/ Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Air Force Outstanding Unit Award on two separate occasions.

  Distinguished Squadron

This device is given out every 3-6 months to the squadron with the most hours per pilot number…

  VUSAF Combat Readiness Medal

Shall be awarded to members of the vUSAF for sustained individual combat or mission readiness or preparedness for direct weapon-system employment. Criteria: Once UPT, SUPT and MQT training phases have all been completed, the member must complete a cumulative of 12 months of sustained professional performance as a member of vUSAF combat or mission-ready units subject to combat readiness. The term "Combat Ready" is defined as maintaining monthly training requirements as assigned by MAJCOM/CC or their designated representative in aircraft that may be used in combat operations.

  BMS - Outstanding Airman of the Year

Awarded to members of the VUSAF BMS division by BMS staff to the best member of the Wing (Annual).

  Good Conduct Award

This device is awarded to pilots who complete all flights on schedule and advise when they cannot.

  VUSAF Armed Forces Service Medal

The VUSAF Armed Forces Service Medal is awarded to members of the VUSAF who, after 1 January 2004 have participate, as members of VUSAF, in at least 4 VSOA military operations in a single year that are deemed to be a significant activities by the VUSAF.

  VATSIM Special Operations Administration Joint Operations Medal

VSOA Joint Operations Medal is to recognize the accomplishments of vUSAF members participating or in direct support of another VSOA Organization exercise or operation. Examples of other operations are: 1. Exercise Crocodile (vRAAF), 2. Exercise Kiwi (vRAAF), 3. Operation Salitre (vFACH)

  Hawaii Festival Participation Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who participated in either the deployment or redeployment, or take part in at least one major operations, or 8 hours

  Red Flag Nellis Participation Award

Issued to a pilot who actively participated in the VUSAF's RED FLAG Nellis Training exercise.

  Red Flag Nellis Participation Award - 2

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Nellis two (2) times.

  Red Flag Nellis Participation Award - 3

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Nellis three (3) times.

  Red Flag Nellis Participation Award - 4

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Nellis four (4) times.

  Red Flag Nellis Participation Award - 5

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Nellis five (5) or more times.

  Red Flag Alaska Participation Award

Issued to a pilot who actively participated in the VUSAF's RED FLAG ALASKA Training exercise.

  Red Flag Alaska Participation Award - 2

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Alaska two (2) times.

  Red Flag Alaska Participation Award - 3

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Alaska three (3) times.

  Red Flag Alaska Participation Award - 4

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Alaska four (4) times.

  Red Flag Alaska Participation Award - 5

Awarded for participating in Red Flag Alaska five (5) or more times.

  Operation Sandman Participation Ribbon

Awarded to any Member of vUSAF, or vUSMC who participated in Operation Sandman 2004

  Operation Southern Outlook Participation Award

This device is awarded to those pilots who participated in Operation Southern Outlook

  Operation Cope Thunder Participation Award

Issued to VUSAF members who participated in OPERATION COPE THUNDER

  VUSAF Operation Black Forest Award

This award is issued to a pilot who actively participated in vUSAF's Operation Black Forest training exercise.

  Operation Cope Thunder Participation Award w/ Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the OPCT on two separate occasions.

  Operation Cope Thunder Participation Award w/ Bronze Attachment-2

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the OPCT on three separate occasions.

  Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award

This device is awarded to those pilots who participated in Operation Deep Freeze

  Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award w/Bronze Attachment

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award on two separate occasions.

  Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award w/Bronze Attachment-3

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award on three separate occasions.

  Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award w/Bronze Attachment-4

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award on four separate occasions.

  Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award w/Bronze Attachment-5

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award on five separate occasions.

  Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award w/Bronze Attachment-10

The Bronze attachment signifies the bearer to have been awarded the VUSAF Operation Deep Freeze Participation Award on ten separate occasions.

  Operation Northern Ice Participation Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those members who participated on a continuous basis in the OPNI mission…

  BMS - Campaign Iron Eagle

Awarded to BMS division members for participation in campaign IRON EAGLE.

  BMS - Operation margharita

Awarded to BMS division members for participation in operation Margharita.

  Operation Northern Fury Participation Award

Issued to VUSAF members who participated in OPERATION NORTHERN FURY

  Operation Joshua Participation Award

Issued to a pilot who actively participated in the UNAF OPERATION JOSHUA.

  NATO Joint Services Participation Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize members who have participated in NATO exercises.

  Expeditionary Medal

Awarded to members that have participated in an AEF Operation, and meets at least ONE (1) of the criteria listed in vAFI 36-102, Section 7.8.1

  Expeditionary Medal w/Bronze Attachment

Second subsequent Award to members that have participated in an AEF Operation, and meets at least two (2) of the criteria listed in vAFI 36-102, Section 7.8.1

  Overseas Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize members who have completed a 6 month active tour of OVERSEAS duty NOT on or in U.S. territories: ALASKA, HAWAII.

  BMS - Aggressor Medal

Awarded to BMS members who fly 10 or more sorties as an aggressor.

  VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal

The Humanitarian Service Medal is awarded to members of the VUSAF have distinguish themselves by meritorious, direct participation in any significant military act or operation of a humanitarian nature approved by the VUSAF.

  VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal - 2

Signifies the second subsequent earning of the VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal.

  VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal - 3

Signifies the third subsequent earning of the VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal.

  VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal - 4

Signifies the fourth subsequent earning of the VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal.

  VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal - 5

Signifies the fifth subsequent earning of the VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal.

  VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medal - 10

Signifies that the bearer has earned ten or more VUSAF Humanitarian Service Medals.

  VUSAF Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of 6 months. For each year thereafter, a member will receive a gold star. On the fifth year the member will receive a silver star.

  VUSAF 1 Year Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of 12 months

  VUSAF 2 Year Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of two years.

  VUSAF 3 Year Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of 3 years.

  VUSAF 4 Year Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of 4 years.

  VUSAF 5 Year Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of 5 years.

  VUSAF 10 Year Longevity Award

The purpose if this device is to reflect those members who have ACTIVELY maintained a membership and logged a sortie / ATC control hour once a week for a period of 10 years.

  UNAF Founder

This award signafies the beaer as one of the original founders of the United Nations Air Forces which was started on SATCO in the year 1999 and later developed into IAMPSO and then current VATSIM SPEC OPS ADMIN.

  vUSAF Founder

This device indicates that the bearer is one of the founding members of the VUSAF which opened on 01-DEC-99 and is considered an owner of the VUSAF virtual organization concept and related material, etc.

  vUSAF Foundership Award

This device is given by appointment to VUSAF members by the vUSAF Founders based on merit, dedication, contribution and many other unique qualities that a member may display while serving within the VUSAF.

  AFRC Command Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF AFRC MAJCOM for a period of 12 months…

  AETC Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF AETC MAJCOM for a period of 12 months…

  PACIFIC AIR Command Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF PACAF MAJCOM for a period of 12 months…

  USAFE AIR Command Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF USAFE MAJCOM for a period of 12 months…

  ACC Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF ACC MAJCOM for a period of 12 months…

  AMC Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF AMC MAJCOM for a period of 12 months.

  AFSOC Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF AFSOC MAJCOM for a period of 12 months.

  Air National Guard Service Award

The purpose of this device is to recognize those who have actively served in the VUSAF vANG for a period of 6 months, or a Member who serves TDY to vANG for 12 months.

  Aerial Demonstration Squadron Award

The purpose of this device is to signify the pilot has been accepted into the Thunderbird Aerial Demonstration Squadron..

  Wing Deployment Award

This device is awarded to pilots who successfully take part in the wings deployment and is awarded for every 3 deployments and redeployments…

  Wing Deployment Award - 2

Signifies the second subsequent earning of the Wing Deployment Award.

  Wing Deployment Award - 3

Signifies the third subsequent earning of the Wing Deployment Award.

  Wing Deployment Award - 4

Signifies the fourth subsequent earning of the Wing Deployment Award.

  Wing Deployment Award - 5

Signifies the fifth subsequent earning of the Wing Deployment Award.

  MQT COMPLETION - 1 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of Mission Qualification Training of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  MQT COMPLETION - 2 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of 2 Mission Qualification Training courses of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  MQT COMPLETION - 3 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of 3 Mission Qualification Training courses of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  MQT COMPLETION - 4 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of 4 Mission Qualification Training courses of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  MQT COMPLETION - 5 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion 5 of Mission Qualification Training courses of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  MQT COMPLETION -10 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion 10 of Mission Qualification Training courses of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  MQT COMPLETION - 15 AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of 15 Mission Qualification Training courses of the pilot training program. A gold star indicates 1 additional MQT course completion, while a silver star denotes 5 additional MQT course completions.

  SUPT COMPLETION AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of Specialized Undergraduate Training of the pilot training program.

  UPT COMPLETION AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of Undergraduate Pilot Training.

  IPT COMPLETION AWARD

The purpose of this device is to signify the completion of Initial Pilot Training

  Safety Award

Awarded to FSX members for the overall lowest FPM landing as calculated by the ACMI log per quarter. Pilots must have met minimum flights per month as outlined in 36-100.

  Air Traffic Control Instructor

Instructor for the vUSAF ATC Program

  Instructor Pilot

This device indicates the bearer to be a rated Instructor Pilot for the VUSAF.

  Senior Instructor Pilot

This device sgnifies the bearer to be a Senior Instructor Pilot for the VUSAF

  Master Instructor Pilot

This device signifies the bearer to be a Master Instructor Pilot for the VUSAF.

  Website Maintenance

A person who helps maintain the website shall receive this ribbon. If after 6 months of time has passed and they decide they can no longer work on the site, they shall keep this ribbon to show they did work on the site.

  Public Relations

Individual who are to receive this are required to be a part of the recruiting or news department. This is to show they are a person to speak with in regards to recruiting or news

  Recruitment Ribbon

Recruit two persons into the vUSAF, said recruits shall be active for their first ninety (90) days of their membership and list the recruiting member by name in their application.

  VUSAF Donation Award 1

This award indicates that the bearer has donated monetary funds of $0 to $50 dollars.

  VUSAF Donation Award 2

This award indicates that the bearer has donated monetary funds of $51 to $100 dollars.

  VUSAF Donation Award 3

This award indicates that the bearer has donated monetary funds of $101 to $250 dollars.

  VUSAF Donation Award 4

This award indicates that the bearer has donated monetary funds of $251 to $300 dollars.

  VUSAF Donation Award 5

This award indicates that the bearer has donated monetary funds of $301 to $350 dollars.

  VUSAF Donation Award 6

This award indicates that the bearer has donated monetary funds over $351 dollars.