The Arizona National Guard Meritorious Service Medal Ribbon honors Arizona National Guard personnel who have distinguished themselves through sustained outstanding service but who may not be eligible for the Distinguished Service Medal.
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 green with three dashed vertical white lines toward each edge.