Military History

Memorial Day Remembrance

What does Memorial Day mean to you?  It can mean very different things to each individual.  However, the reason for Memorial Day is to remember those Americans who served, fought,…Read more
Army Medal of Honor

Army Medal of Honor

Establishing Authority: The Army Medal of Honor was established by Joint Resolution of Congress, July 12, 1862 (as amended) Effective Date: April 15, 1861 Criteria: Awarded for conspicuous gallantry and…Read more
Air Force Achievement Medal Video

Air Force Achievement Medal Video

Air Force Achievement Medal - Criteria Service: Air Force Instituted: 1980 Criteria: Outstanding achievement or meritorious service not warranting award of the Air Force Commendation Medal Devices: Bronze, Silver Oak…Read more
Army Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Army Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Service: All Services Instituted: 1950 Army Armed Forces Reserve Medal Criteria: 10 years of honor­able service in any reserve component of the United States Armed Forces Re­serve or award of…Read more
Korea Defense Service Medal

Korea Defense Service Medal

Created in 2002 by order of President George W. Bush. Service: All Services Instituted: 2003    Dates 1954 to date TBD Criteria: Authorized for US military who served in the Republic…Read more
World War II Victory Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Services: All Services Instituted: 1945 Qualifying Dates: 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1946 Criteria: Awarded for service in US Armed Forces between 1941 and 1946. If a veteran served…Read more