The Arizona National Guard Medal of Valor Ribbon honors Arizona National Guard personnel who distinguish themselves through acts of courage above and beyond the call of duty, which may involve directly risking their life.
The Arizona National Guard is made up of the Arizona Army National Guard and the Arizona Air National Guard. The Army component was established in 1865 and currently numbers approximately 5,000 soldiers. The Air component dates back to 1946 with the 197th Fighter Squadron; it is currently headquartered in Phoenix.
The ribbon is dark blue with a thin vertical white stripe on each edge.