The Idaho National Guard Basic Training Ribbon honors Idaho National Guard members who satisfactorily complete active duty training on or subsequent to August 10, 1955.
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 is divided into equal thirds with white in the center and red on either side; it also features yellow edging.