The Idaho National Guard Air Recruiting Ribbon honors Idaho Air National Guard members who successfully recruit five new enlistments within a period of one year.
The Idaho National Guard consists of the Idaho Army National Guard and the Idaho Air National Guard. Headquartered in Boise, the Army component is made up of more than 3,500 soldiers and traces back to militia activity in the nineteenth century’s Nez Perce Indian Wars. The Air component, also based in Boise, was officially formed on September 18, 1947 when the United States Air Force became a separate branch of the military.
The ribbon features a thick light blue stripe on the right separated from a thick dark green stripe on the left by a white vertical stripe in the center.