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Afghanistan medal

The reverse shows a portion of a snow-capped mountain range with a multi-rayed sun rising behind the mountains. The mountains represent the dominant terrain of the country and the rising sun represents a 'new dawn' for the nation. The word 'Afghanistan' appears around the central device on the flan in English and in the Arabic script. The ribbon is khaki representing the dominant ground colour of the terrain, edged with light blue and white stripes representing the sky above the mountains and the snow on the mountain peaks with central stripes of purple and red representing the ADF and the conflict in Afghanistan. Granting of Unissued Service Awards of Deceased Members. Saudi Arabian Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait. Letters Patent and Regulations (Gazette S422) of 22 October 2004 [ PDF]. Defence Honours & Awards is a Defence People Group website. Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation. The medal is cupro-nickel with the Australian Coat of Arms on the obverse. The Afghanistan Medal was introduced in 2004 to recognise Australian involvement in military operations in Afghanistan and other prescribed areas within Operation SLIPPER. The basic eligibility requirement is 30 days service or 30 sorties in the prescribed area after 11 October 2001. You have four display types to choose from: Black & White (No Color) Heavy Bond Enclosure. Records Chief (REC-AMW) The American War Library 817 East Via Carmelitos Ste 319 Long Beach CA 90805-7549. Notwithstanding section 1 of Executive Order 13289 of March 12, 2003, establishing the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, any member who qualified for that medal by reason of service in Afghanistan between October 24, 2001, and a terminal date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense, or in Iraq between March 19, 2003, and a terminal date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense, shall remain qualified for that medal. Upon application, a member by reason of service may be awarded either the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Iraq Campaign Medal in lieu of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. A member may be awarded either the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal by reason of service in Afghanistan. A member may be awarded either the Iraq Campaign Medal or the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal by reason of service in Iraq. No member shall be entitled to the award of more than one of these three medals for the same period of service. Email Questions, or Phone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone). OBVERSE: Description: On a bronze metal 1 3/8 inches (3.49 cm) in diameter above a range of mountains is a map of Afghanistan. Around the top is the inscription "AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN.". Afghanistan Campaign Military Medal and Civilian Service Display Recognition. SYMBOLISM: Mountains dominate the landscape of Afghanistan. The map of the country highlights the theater of operation and our commitment to Operation Enduring Freedom. Consolidation I (Dec. 1, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2006). Sec. 4. Posthumous Award. The Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal may be awarded posthumously to any person covered by and under regulations prescribed in accordance with this order. NOTICE This Replacement Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who have already received their award and possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation as confirmation. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Replacement Medal or a Replacement Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions. Total/Shipping fees, above, apply to 50 U.S. states. How To Apply For This Display Recognition and/or Medal. has been altered in any way by you after the original's official issue contains information or corrections or additions that you entered lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered. Full Color Printable Certificates on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates). Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including my authority as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States and Public Law 108 234, it is hereby ordered as follows:. CIVILIAN: An unaltered photocopy of your agency/company deployment letter -AND- a photocopy of your passport page stamping your Government Issue to Afghanistan. RIBBON: The ribbon reflects the colors of the new Afghanistan flag and the red, white and blue represent the United States and its allies. To qualify for your first campaign star, you must spend 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days in country during one campaign period. But you can earn additional stars for subsequent campaign periods if you spend just one day in country during those periods. You are authorized to wear all three stars on your Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Click here for answers to common questions Email: Afghanistan Campaign Medal Replacement Recognition Inquiry. Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment. SYMBOLISM: The eagle, a symbol of the United States and the American spirit, is constantly vigilant, ready to defend freedom. The rising sun embodies a new start for Afghanistan and its road to a free and prosperous future. The laurel wreath is for honor and high achievement.