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  • Description of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal including award criteria and image for referencing.



    Details of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal service medal of the United States military.





    Picture of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal medal

    Picture of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal ribbon


    Date Authorized: November 29th, 2004

    Ribbon Colors: red; black; white; blue; green


    Description (Ribbon):

    Thin green stripe to red-black-white stripes of equal width; center had red-to-white-to-blue-to-white-to-red stripes of thin width; concluding with white-black-to-red stipes of equal width and then the final thinner green stipe at the end.


    Description (Medal):

    Circular bronze medal; depicts Afghanistan mountain range with outline of Afghanistan territory just above; ringed with the text "Afghanistan Campaign" REVERSE: Eagle's head with half-run behind, radiating rays; edges were ringed in wreath; test appearing says "For Service in Afghanistan".


    Award Criteria:

    Given to soldiers deployed in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on America; may be awarded posthumously if the soldier in question died while participating in qualifying actions.