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American Campaign Army - Navy  7 Dec. 1941 2  Mar.1946       (30 consecutive days or 60 days not consecutive duty   outside continental limits of United States)   Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Army - Navy  7 Dec. 1941 2  Mar. 1946   European - African -   Army -   Navy 7 Dec. 1941 8 Nov.  1945    Army of Occupation Italy 9 May 1945 15 Sept.  1947(30 consecutive days)   Germany (except West Berlin) 9 May 1945 5 May 1955   Germany (West Berlin) 9 May   1945 2 Oct. 1990   Austria 9 May 1945 27 July 1955   Korea 3 Sept.1945 29 June 1949    Japan 3 Sept.1945 27 April 1952   Navy Occupation Service Medal   Italy 8 May 1945 15 Dec. 1947   Trieste 8 May 1945 26 Oct. 19 54   Germany (except West Berlin) 8 May 1945 5 May 1955   Austria 8 May 1945 25 Oct 1955   Asiatic Pacific 2 Sept. 1945 27 Apr 1952      Korean Service Medal         Army, Navy, Air Force 27 June 1950 27 Jul 1954   Korean De fense Service Medal           Korea Duty Jun. 30, 1949  -   Open   Service on the Korean Peninsula   or in its territorial waters for 30 consecutive or 60non - consecutive days of duty.     July 28, 1954, Open  Indeterminate   ( Note 1 Below)   Vietnam Service Meda l  4 July 1965 28 Mar. 1973   Kosovo Campaign Medal   Ope ration Allied Force  -   Kosovo Air Campaign Mar. 24, 1999  -   Jun.  10, 1999   Kosovo Defense Campaign  -                                    Ground Action  Jun. 11, 1999  -   Open   G lobal War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal               Sep. 11,  2001  -   Open     Combat Action Ribbon   Mar.1961 Indeterminate     Combat Infantry Badge   Dec.1941 Indeterminate     Combat Medical Badge   Dec.1941 Indeterminate     SSBN Nuclear Deterrent Patrol Breast Insignia         Criteria:  Authorized 21 January 1961. The SSBN Nuclear Deterrent  Patrol Breast Insignia is authorized for officer and enlisted  personnel when the following criteria are met: 1) Individuals must  be permanently assigned to the unit or military personnel  assigned tempo rary assigned duty. 2) The unit must operate under  an alert posture during for any period of time during the patrol. 3)  For units that do not assume an alert posture during a patrol  cycle, cognizant type commanders will determine a unit's  eligibility for t he award based on the operational commitments. A  normal patrol is 60 - 90 days. Often, a recognized campaign medal  is warranted but not issued or issued only upon request, due to  the secrecy of these patrols.   Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay           COMBAT ACTION BADGE    (CAB)    Criteria:    Authorized from 18 September 2001, to a date to be determined.  Award for qualifying ser vice in any previous conflict is not  authorized.    The requirements for award of the Combat Action Badge (CAB) are  branch and military occupational specialty immaterial. Assignment  to a Combat Arms unit or a unit organized to conduct close or  offensive comb at operations, or performing offensive combat  operations is     not required to qualify for the CAB. However, the  CAB is not intended to award all soldiers in a combat zone or  imminent danger area. New Eligibility Listings    On October 9, 2005, the National Council of Administration approved an amendment to Section  101 of the VFW Manual of Procedure to include the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (ACM), the Iraq  Campaign Medal (ICM), the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with G old Border (AFESR  w/GB), the Combat Action Badge (CAB), and the SSBN Nuclear Deterrent Patrol Breast Insignia.    AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL    (ACM)    Criteria:    Awarded to service members who deploy to Afghanistan in direct support of Operation Enduring  Freedom (OEF) on or after 24 October 2001, to a d ate to be determined or the cessation of OEF.  The area of eligibility encompasses all land area of the country of Afghanistan and all air spaces  above the land.    To be eligible for the award, the service member must be assigned or attached to a unit  partic ipating in OEF for 30 consecutive or at least 60 non - consecutive days in Afghanistan.        IRAQ CAMPAIGN MEDAL    (ICM)    Criteria:    Authorized to service members who deploy to Iraq in direct support of  Operation Iraqi Freedom  (OIF) on or after 19 March 2003, to a date to be determined or the cessation of OIF. The area of  eligibility encompasses all land area of the country of Iraq; the contiguous water area out to 12  nautical miles; and, all air spaces a bove the land area of Iraq and above the contiguous waters out  to 12 nautical miles.    To be eligible for the award, the service member must be assigned or attached to a unit  participating in OIF for 30 consecutive or at least 60 non - consecutive days in Ira q.        AIR FORCE EXPEDITIONARY SERVICE RIBBON WITH GOLD BORDER    (AFESR W/GB)    Criteria:    The Gold Border, a device authorized in April 2004, to be worn on the Air Force Expeditionary  Service Ribbon (AFESR), represents participation in combat operations by Airmen who were  engaged in conducting or support combat operations in a designated comba t zone. Mexican Service Army  12 April 1911 16 June  1919        Navy  12 April 1914 7 Feb. 1917     1st Nicaraguan Campaign Navy 29 July 1912  14Nov.1912     Haitian Campaign Navy   9 July 19156Dec.19151 April  1919 15 June 1920   Dominican Campaign Navy 4 May 1916 5 Dec. 1916     World War I Victory(w/Battle, Service clasp     incl  Siberia and European Russia)  Army 6 April  19171April1920     Navy 6April 1917 30 Mar 1920     Army Occupation of Germany  Army 12 Nov. 1918  11 July 1923     Second Nicaraguan Campaign Navy   27 Aug.  1926 2  Jan. 1933     Yangtze Service Navy   3 Sept. 1926 21 Oct. 19271 Mar.  193031 Dec. 1932   China Service Navy  7 July 1937 7 Sep.1939     2 Sept.  1945 1 April 1957   American Defense Service Army - Navy (with  Foreign service clasp)      8 Sep. 1939 7 Dec.1941   Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, & Jordan.   Operation Joint Guard  -   Bosnia,                                   Dec. 20, 1996  -   Jun. 20, 1998   Croatia, Adriatic Sea & airspace.   Op eration Northern Watch  -        Iraq,   Jan. 1, 1997  -   Open   Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Persian Gulf     W of 56o E Long., and Incirlik  AB, Turkey (only pers. TDY to ONW)   Operation Joint Forge  -   Jun. 21, 1998  -   Open   Bosnia - Herzegovina, Croatia,   Adriatic Sea & airspace.   Operation Desert Thunder  -   Iraq,                                   Nov. 11, 1998  -   Dec. 22, 1998   Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,   Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Egypt,   Jordan, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea support.   Operation Desert Fox  -   Iraq,                                          Dec. 16, 1998  -   Dec. 22, 1998   Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain,   Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Egypt,   Jordan, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman,   USN Red Sea support.       Navy and Marine Corps Exp editionary Medals     Thailand Military Operation 16 May 1962 10 Aug. 1962   Cuban Military Operation 3 Jan.1961 23 Oct. 1962   Iranian, Yemen/Indian Ocean 8 Dec. 1978 6 June 1979   21 Nov. 1979 20 Oct. 1981   Lebanon 20 Aug. 1982 31 Dec. 1983   Libyan Expedition 20 Ja n. 1986 27 June 1986   Persian Gulf 1 Feb. 1987 23 July 1987                                  Panama (Pre  and Post Invasion)   1 Apr. 1988 19 Dec.1989   19 Dec. 1989 1 Feb.1990    Liberia (Operation Sharp Edge)   5 Aug. 1990 21 Feb. 1991   Rwanda (Operation Distant Runner)   (11th Marine Exped/     USS Peleiu) 7 - 18 Apr. 1994     Southwest Asia Service Me dal   Operation Desert Shield   / Aug. 2, 1990  -   Nov. 30, 1995   Operation Desert Storm   (combat areas of operation only)   Personnel assigned to support units serving in Israel, Egypt,  Turkey,Syria, Jordan. Jan. 17, 1991  -   Apr. 11, 91