Remote Combat Effects Campaign Miniature Medal
The Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal was approved by the Secretary of the Air Force to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location. Initial qualifying DOD combat operations are: Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Nomad Shadow, Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve, Odyssey Lightning and Pacific Eagle-Philippines. The Chief of Staff of the Air Force designates future DOD combat operations that will qualify for the medal.
The medal is awarded to Air Force military members who, on or after Sept. 11, 2001, distinguished themselves by direct participation in a DOD combat operation, under the following conditions:
Airmen will wear the first Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal awarded and will wear a bronze service star for any subsequent medal awarded to recognize each qualifying DOD combat operation in which the Airman participated for one or more days.