Tuesday, August 25, 2009

U.S. Army approves five new campaign streamers

Campaign streamers have a long-standing traditional significance within military history. Streamers recognize the contributions of Army units and their soldiers, and become an integral part of a unit's lineage and honors. Campaign streamers are placed on official Army flags, unit colors and guidons.

The Army has performed heroically in combat since 2001, for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. A total of five campaigns are now closed and those streamers are currently available to replace the previous two streamers. Commands that are authorized the U.S. Army Flag can now requisition these replacement streamers.

Other eligible units that have already received their Campaign Participation Credit (CPC), must request their appropriate streamers for placement on their colors. Units which have already received a streamer, may contact the Military Awards Branch directly, via e-mail, at: hrcawards@conus.army.mil.
For units who have not yet received a streamer, please contact the Oregon State Military Historian, Mrs. Chris Allen, at 503-584-2277, or via e-mail at: christian.allen@us.army.mil.

The Army will now issue, as requested, to eligible units, the following named campaign streamers:

Operation Enduring Freedom - replacement streamers
1. Liberation of Afghanistan - Sept. 11, 2001 to Nov. 30, 2001
2. Consolidation I - Dec. 1, 2001 to Sept. 30, 2006

Operation Iraqi Freedom - replacement streamers
1. Liberation of Iraq - Mar. 19, 2003 to May 1, 2003
2. Transition of Iraq - May 2, 2003 to June 28, 2004
3. Iraqi Governance - June 29, 2004 to Dec. 16, 2005

For more information, or to view the campaign streamer application guidelines, please visit the U.S. Army's "Stand-To" page, here.

Posted 8/25/09

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