Four Marines from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 were awarded the Individual Action Air Medals
with the combat distinguishing device last December 16 for heroic actions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
STRIKE/FLIGHT DEVICE Bronze Arabic numeral denotes the total number of strike/flight awards of the Air Medal
earned subsequent to April 9, 1962
A command pilot with over 5,000 military flying hours, General Sweeney is a recipient of the Silver Star, Air Medal
, National Defense Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with two bronze stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Occupation of Japan Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Air Force Longevity Medal, and the Massachusetts Military Service medal.
An award known simply as the Air Medal
is given for 100 hours in flight during combat conditions.
The star, 33 at the time, also won the Air Medal
with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Frand was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross twice as well as the Air Medal
with three Oak Leaf Clusters.
Army during Vietnam, where he received the Air Medal
for distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight in support of combat ground forces during the period of May 1967 to October 1967.
Air Force, with the rank of captain, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal
with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters as a combat pilot.
Hajko was awarded the Air Medal
with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters, the American Defense Service Medal and the European- African Theater Campaign Ribbon with three bronze stars for service in Normandy, Northern France and the Air Offensive European Campaigns.
General Kinnard's medals include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two awards of the Bronze Star, and four awards of the Air Medal
Three Marines with the VMM-266 Fighting Griffins were awarded the Air Medal
with combat distinguishing devices on 7 January 2013 for their part in the rescue of a downed U.
Also worn to denote first award of the single-mission Air Medal
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal
and Aerial Achievement Medal.
Pierre retired from the USAF in 1968, having received numerous medals and decorations, including the Air Medal
and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Jackson's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak leaf cluster and the Air Medal