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Order of Daedalians and Daedalian Foundation
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Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78148
210-945-2111 (Order Phone) 210-945-2113 ( Foundation)
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Trophies and awards are sponsored by the Order of Daedalians. Our organization recognizes flight safety in all areas of military aviation and even reaches out to our future by awarding our top high school JROTC students. Click on the highlighted awards to see a list of our winners.

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Major General Benjamin D. Foulois Memorial Award Memorial Award: A Daedalian trophy and safety of flight award presented annually to the Major Air Command of the United States Air Force determined by the Chief of Staff, USAF, to have achieved the best flying safety record during the award period. (The original Daedalian trophy; first awarded in 1938.)

Brigadier General Carl I. Hutton Memorial Award: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the United States Army unit determined by the Department of the Army to have demonstrated outstanding professionalism and to have made invaluable contributions to the advancement of flight safety in Army Aviation. (First awarded in 1978.)

Admiral James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the United States Navy Flying unit selected by the Chief of Naval Operations as having the most effective flight safety accident prevention program. First awared in 1978.

Daedalian Weapons System Award Colonel Franklin C. Wolfe Memorial Trophy: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually but successively to recipient(s) in the Army, Navy or Air Force selected by the respective service to have made the major contributions to the development of an outstanding weapon system in use by that service. (First awarded in 1970.)

Lieutenant General Harold L. George Civial Airmanship Award: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the pilot, copilot and/or crew of a United States certified commercial airline selected by a Federal Aviation committee to have demonstrated ability, judgment and/or heroism above and beyond normal operational requirements. (First awarded in 1956.)

BRIGADIER GENERAL FRANK P. LAHM MEMORIAL AWARD FOR FLIGHT SAFETY:

A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the flying training wing adjudged by the Commander, Air Education and Training command, USAF, to have the most effective flight safety program during the previous calendar year. (First awarded in 1979.)

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL ALLEN M. BURDETT, JR., ARMY AVIATION FLIGHT SAFETY AWARD: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the Army aviation training unit adjudged by the Commanding General, TRADOC, to have the most effective aircraft accident prevention program. (First awarded in 1970.)

United States Coast Guard Exceptional Pilot Award: A Daedalian trophy presented annually to a pilot selected by the United States Coast Guard. Selection is based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

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ADMIRAL JOHN H. TOWERS FLIGHT SAFETY AWARD: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to that training squadron of the Naval Air Training Command adjudged by the Chief of Naval Air Training to have achieved an outstanding record in its mission-oriented flight safety program. (First awarded in 1968.)

United States Air Force Exceptional Pilot Award: A Daedalian trophy presented annually to a pilot selected by the United States Air Force. Selection is based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

United States Army Exceptional Pilot Award: A Daedalian trophy presented annually to a pilot selected by the United States Army. Selection is based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

United States Navy Exceptional Pilot Award: A Daedalian trophy presented annually to a pilot selected by the United States Navy. Selection is based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

United States Marine Corps Exceptional Pilot Award: A Daedalian trophy presented annually to a pilot selected by the United States Marine Corps. Selection is based on exceptional deeds performed to assure mission success, acts of valor as an aviator, or an extraordinary display of courage or leadership in the air in support of air operations.

MAJOR GENERAL WARREN R. CARTER LOGISTICS READINESS AWARD: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the USAF unit at Base Level selected by the Chief of Staff, USAF, as having achieved the best supply effectiveness record in the United States Air Force in support of mission aircraft and/or weapons. (First awarded in 1962.)

MAJOR GENERAL CLEMENTS MCMULLEN WEAPONS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AWARD: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to a USAF unit (Wing Level) determined by Headquarters USAF to have the best weapon system maintenance record for the preceding calendar year. (First awarded in 1960.)

GENERAL CURTIS E. LeMAY SERVICES AWARD: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the USAF Unit (Base Level) adjudged by Headquarters USAF to have the best overall large base MWR program in the USAF for the preceding year. (First awarded in 1965.)

MAJOR GENERAL EUGENE L. EUBANK SERVICES AWARD. A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to the USAF Unit (Base Level) adjudged by Headquarters USAF to have the best overall small base MWR program in the USAF for the preceding year. (First awarded in 1990.)

ORVILLE WRIGHT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A Daedalian award presented to outstanding graduates of the undergraduate pilot training schools of the USAF Air Education and Training Command, the Naval Air Training Command, and to outstanding graduates of the Army Aviation School. (First awarded in 1960.)

LIEUTENANT GENERALS MILLARD F. & HUBERT R. HARMON AWARD: A Daedalian award presented annually to the USAF Academy Outstanding Cadet in the Order of Graduation - the top graduate. (First awarded in 1959.)

GENERAL MUIR S. FAIRCHILD EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A Daedalian trophy and award presented annually to a member or members of the Air University adjudged by the Commander, Air University, to have made the most significant contribution to Air University education or to Air Force education in general. (First awarded in 1964.)

DAEDALIAN DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Presented as warranted to active Daedalians in good standing in recognition of outstanding feats of airmanship or other related and enduring achievements in the field of aeronautics. Criteria listed on receipient page (First awarded in 1984.)

JOE FOSS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: This award is established to recognize excellence in manned aerial flight.  It is awarded when circumstances warrant its presentation.  This award is restricted to current or former military pilots and should reflect recent manned aerial flight activity.(First awarded in 2012.) Criteria listed on receipient page

DAEDALIAN CITATION OF HONOR: Presented as warranted to individuals for extraordinary achievements or contributions that further the Tenets and Objectives of the Order. (First awarded in 1967.) Criteria listed on receipient page

DAEDALIAN JROTC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Presented annually to outstanding cadets at participating high schools. (First awarded in 1978.) For more information on ordering the award for your high school, or the criteria for the presentation, click here.

 

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