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Air Force Medical Badge

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An Air Force Medical Badge is a decoration of the United States Air Force which is presented to those Air Force personnel who are members of the staff medical community. The Air Force Medical Badge has been in existence since the 1950s and is based on the insignia crests used by the Army Medical Corps during the Second World War.

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There are currently six medical badges in existence, covering each area of the medical staff community as well as enlisted medical specialists. Initial badges are presented upon completion of medical training and assignment to an active Air Force medical command. As a service memberís years in the Air Force increase, the senior and master medical badges become available (usually after 7 and 15 years respectively). Senior and master badges are denoted by a star and wreath above the decoration.

The Air Force Medical Badge is worn above ribbons and awards, in the same manner as the Pilotís Badge. The decoration is similar to Air Force Occupational badges and religious pins.

See also: Military badges of the United States

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