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Ribbon Racks
« on: April 19, 2022, 10:33:34 PM »

With TerylFan posting a picture of Doc Fraiser's ribbon rack, I decided to look and see just what ribbons they gave her. I then put them into a ribbon builder site, and not too surprisingly, they had them in the correct order. From top to bottom, left to right, here are the awards she received. An oak leaf denotes multiple awards of the same ribbon.


Air Force Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaves)

*Air Force Achievement Medal  *Gallant Unit Citation (2 oak leaves) * Combat Readiness Medal

*National Defense Service Medal  *Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 bronze Stars) *Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour

*Air Force Longevity Service Award (2 bronze oak leaves) *Air Force Training Ribbon *Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)





Notes:

From the longevity ribbon, it appears she served at least 12 years in the Air Force. The Bronze Stars on the Asia ribbon denote her serving in all 3 major campaigns in Desert Storm/ Desert Shield.

From what I can tell about the Combat Ribbon, she doesn't have to have fought directly but according to the regulations. You have to be " certified as combat- or mission-ready and complete of 24 months of sustained combat- or mission-readiness with no more than 120 calendar days of breaks from that duty."

She would also qualify for a purple heart due to the injuries that lead to her death. Being a doctor on Stargate was dangerous work.

If people like, I can try and find good photos of other characters' ribbon racks and analyze their awards and decorations. See if there's a pattern.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2022, 11:52:43 AM by Troy »
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Re: Ribbon Racks
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2022, 11:14:32 AM »

 @Troy that is amazing work and good research. It might help with building our characters, I know mine are very much thrown together  :fp
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Re: Ribbon Racks
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2022, 12:19:08 AM »

I'll see what I can do. I think I found decent pictures for most of the cast that were in the Air Force. Walter rarely wears his dress blues which makes it a bit harder.
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Re: Ribbon Racks
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2022, 09:56:11 AM »

I think I got a good enough shot of Sam in her blues, so she'll be next.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2022, 12:15:23 PM »

 I'll be looking forward to seeing that  :sam59
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Re: Ribbon Racks
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2022, 05:34:21 AM »

I pulled the picture from when Sam got promoted to Lt Colonel, I think it was S8.




Bottom to Top; Left to right:

Master Space and Missle Operations Badge

Air Force Commendation, Meritorious Service Medal, Airman’s Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, National Defense (Bronze Service Star)

Air Force Longevity Service Award (2 bronze oak leaves). Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. Air Force Training Ribbon


As of her promotion in 2004, she had been in for at least 12 years, likely a few more than that as the pilot episode states she served during the First Gulf War. I'm guessing she was a Butterbar when the war kicked off, although what an Astrophysicist was doing in enemy airspace I'm not sure. My guess is she was possibly some sort of an Intel officer on a Recon Aircraft.
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