Established on May 2, 1980 and now obsolete, the Maine National Guard State Emergency Service Award honored Maine National Guard members who carried out honorable service in the event of a state emergency or other crisis designated by the Adjutant General. It may be awarded retroactively.
Composed of the Maine Army National Guard and Maine Air National Guard, the Maine National Guard originated as a militia force in 1820 when Maine attained statehood. The Air component was officially recognized in February of 1947 and is headquartered in Bangor; the Army component traces back to colonial-era militia activity and is currently based in Augusta.
The ribbon is black with a vertical stripe of white and yellow toward each edge proceeding outward.