WORLD WAR II - Three eligible categories - European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign-Medal
(7 Dec. 1941 to 8 Nov. 1945), Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal (7 Dec. 1941 to 2 Mar. 1946),
or American Campaign Medal (7 Dec. 1941 to 2 Mar. 1946)
AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINES – In oceangoing service during the period of armed conflict,
7 Dec. 1941 to 15 Aug. 1945
KOREAN WAR - 27 June 1950 to - 27 July 1954 (eligible for the Korean Service Medal)
VIETNAM WAR - 28 Feb. 1961 to 7 May 1975
LEBANON - 25 Aug. 1982 to 26 Feb. 1984
GRENADA - 23 Oct. 1983 to 21 Nov. 1983
PANAMA - 20 Dec. 1989 to 31 Jan. 1990
PERSIAN GULF - 2 Aug. 1990 to [be established]
SOMALIA - 17 Sept. 1992 to [be established]
BOSNIA - 21 Nov. 1995 to 01 Nov. 2007
KOSOVO - 24 Mar. 1999 to [be established]
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM: 7 Oct. 2001 to [be established]
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: 19 Mar. 2003 to 17 Feb. 2010
OPERATION NEW DAWN: 17 Feb. 2010 to [be established]
OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR, OPERATION JOINT GUARD, & OPERATION JOINT FORGE -
24 Mar 1999 to [be established]
Veterans who participated in one or more of the three successive operations in the former Yugoslavia
(Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, aboard U.S. Naval vessels operating in the Adriatic Sea,
or air spaces above those areas). Veterans who served or have served in Kosovo either in its waters or airspace
after March 24, 1999, and before a terminal date yet to be established.
GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - 11 Sep 2001 to [be established]
Veterans who serve or have served in military expeditions to combat terrorism on or after September 11, 2001
and before a terminal date yet to be established.
Includes OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and OPERATION NEW DAWN.
SEXUAL TRAUMA AND HARASSMENT COUNSELING - Veterans of both sexes, all eras Vet Center services include individual readjustment counseling, referral for benefits assistance, group readjustment counseling, liaison with community agencies, marital and family counseling, substance abuse information and referral, job counseling and placement, sexual trauma counseling, and community education.
BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING - Bereavement counseling is offered to parents, siblings, spouses and children of Armed Forces personnel who die in the service to our country. Also eligible are family members of Reservists and National Guardsmen who die while on federally activated duty.