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Armed Forces Service Medal


This award, authorized by Executive Order 12985, 11 January 1996, is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who, after 1 June 1992: (1) participate, or have participated, as members of U.S. military units, in a U.S. military operation that is deemed to be a significant activity by the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and (2) encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent threat of hostile action. Refer to DoD 1348.33-M for specific individual eligibility requirements and announced operations.

This award, authorized by Executive Order 12985, 11 January 1996, is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who, after 1 June 1992: (1) participate, or have participated, as members of U.S. military units, in a U.S. military operation that is deemed to be a significant activity by the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and (2) encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent threat of hostile action. Refer to DoD 1348.33-M for specific individual eligibility requirements and announced operations.

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