The Idaho National Guard Berlin Crisis Ribbon honors Idaho National Guard members who carried out service during the Berlin Crisis following mobilization in October 1961.
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 blue with one vertical white stripe and one vertical red stripe proceeding out toward each edge.