The Overseas Service Ribbon (Long Tour) was established on October 12, 1980, by the Air Force Chief of Staff, General Lew Allen, Jr.
This ribbon is retroactive without restriction.
This ribbon is awarded to Air Force members credited with completion of an overseas assignment defined as a "long tour" by Air Force regulations and that is not recognized by any other medal or ribbon.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE
This ribbon is worn after the Overseas Service Ribbon (Short Tour) and before the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon.
The Overseas Service Ribbon (Long Tour) may not be worn on the Navy or Marine Corps uniform.
Additional awards are denoted by bronze oak leaf clusters (a silver oak leaf cluster denotes a sixth award).