Lieutenant Colonel Ed "Padre" Akridge
USAAF USAF Aviator
Callsign: USVAF_288
Pilot Status: Leave of Absence
Current Location: VVTS
Date Assigned: 28 NOV 16
October Flight Hours: None
YTD Flight Hours: 8:20
JTD Flight Hours: 668:32
Duty Position Date: 28 NOV 16



Good Conduct Ribbon
First Award 04 May 2014
For exceptional conduct on the TS3 AND FLIGHT Servers. As recomended by CDR Graham

Mediterranean & Middle East War Zone Ribbon
Second Award 08 June 2015
Awarded to Commander Ed Akridge for gallant participation during Operation "Twilight Thunder".

First Award 10 October 2014
TactEval2014

Joint Services Ribbon
Second Award 08 June 2015
Awarded to Commander Ed Akridge for gallant participation during Operation "Twilight Thunder".

First Award 10 October 2014
TactEval2014 Offensive flight operations

Armed Services Ribbon
First Award 03 April 2014
Ed Akridge has successfully reached the rank of Ensign.

War on Terrorism Ribbon
First Award 08 June 2015
Awarded to Commander Ed Akridge for gallant participation during Operation "Twilight Thunder".

Air Force Distinguished Medal
First Award 12 October 2014
Is here by recomended by Brigadier General John "Cowboy" Rosenberg Air Combat Command Commander to be awarded the Air Force Distinguished Medal for his exceptional leadership during the 2014 Tactical Evaluation, and by demonstrating extreme professionalism during flight operations

Commanders Award
Second Award 12 October 2014
"Awarded to Airman for outstanding support to the organization" Lieutenant Ed "CAG" Akridge Carrier Air Wing 3 Commander Is here by recomended by Brigadier General John "Cowboy" Rosenberg Air Combat Command Commander to be awarded the Commanders Award for his exceptional leadership during the 2014 Tactical Evaluation, and by demonstrating extreme professionalism during flight operations

First Award 10 October 2014
Awarded to Lieutenant Ed Akridge for going "Above and Beyond the call of duty" in displaying exceptional leadership, courage, and knowledge in mission planning, Forward Air Controller, setting up scenery, organizing 11+ member multiplayer flights, as well as exercising command and control over multiple MajComs in a single flight.

Navy Distinguished Medal
Third Award 10 October 2014
Awarded to Lieutenant Akridge for exceptional leadership, courage, communications control, and exceptional Forward Air Controller operations during TactEval2014 multiplayer missions.

Second Award 27 September 2014
Awarded in recognition of confident and competent leadership displayed whilst in command of Training Air Wing 6 during the work up to TacEval 2014 during the commanders leave of absence.

First Award 29 June 2014
Awarded to LTJG Akridge For Exceptional Leadership,in posting flights and creating great morale among those they fly with. Including his efforts in managing and creating scenery and aircraft unique to the Naval Air Command and her mission.

Field Grade Rank
First Award 18 October 2014
Ed Akridge has successfully reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Carrier Qualification Ribbon
First Award 05 October 2014
For successful completion of all CQ (Carrier qualifications).

Memorial Flight Ribbon
Third Award 07 December 2014
Pearl Harbor Memorial Flight (2014)

Second Award 11 November 2014
Veterans Day Memorial Flight

First Award 11 September 2014
9/11 Memorial Flight 2014

Prior Service Ribbon - USN
First Award 13 March 2014
1980-1984 / 1987-1991 MOS:AC(AW)

OCU Ribbon - Fixed Wing
Fourth Award 09 April 2014
Ensign Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 4.

Third Award 09 April 2014
Ensign Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 3.

Second Award 09 April 2014
Ensign Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 2.

First Award 30 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 1.

JSUPT Ribbon - Fixed Wing
Fourth Award 30 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 4.

Third Award 30 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 3.

Second Award 27 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 2.

First Award 27 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 1.

IFT Training Ribbon - Fixed Wing
Fifth Award 19 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Introductory Flight Training - Level 4.

Fourth Award 19 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Introductory Flight Training - Level 3.

Third Award 19 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Introductory Flight Training - Level 2.

Second Award 19 March 2014
Cadet Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Introductory Flight Training - Level 1.

First Award 19 March 2014

Aerial Refueling Qualification
Fourth Award 14 October 2014
Lieutenant Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Day Time Airial Refueling - Level 2.

Third Award 14 October 2014
Lieutenant Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Day Time Airial Refueling - Level 1.

Second Award 14 October 2014
Lieutenant Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Night Time Airial Refueling - Level 2.

First Award 14 October 2014
Lieutenant Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Night Time Airial Refueling - Level 1.

USVAF Team Building Ribbon
Fourth Award 05 October 2014
Lieutenant Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 2.

Third Award 23 May 2014
Lieutenant Junior Grade Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 1.

Second Award 23 May 2014
Lieutenant Junior Grade Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 2.

First Award 11 April 2014
Ensign Akridge has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 1.

USVAF Tacteval
Second Award 22 December 2015
This award is given to pilots who participated in TACEVAL 2015. There dedication is a reflection on themselves, Their Unit, and the USVAF

First Award 31 October 2014
TactEval2014 Active Participant

Vietnam War Ribbon
First Award 21 July 2016
For our joint Vietnam Campaign

USVAF Developing Award
First Award 11 August 2014
For those members who make a great contribution with developing scenery and aircrafts. With this the USVAF and FS stands out. Awarded by MG Ferry Kerkhof

USVAF_overseas_training
First Award 11 January 2015
Awarded to all officers who participated in the joint training operation with Carrier Air Wing 8 (virtual) in January 2015