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US Arctic Service Medal

US Arctic Service Medal
US Arctic Service Medal US Arctic Service Medal US Arctic Service Medal
Product Code: USM070F
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Price: AU$27.99
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Arctic Service Medal

Size: Full Size

Authenticity: Original

Country / Service Awarded To: United States


The Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal was established in 1976 by Admiral Owen W. Siler, USCG and is awarded to any member of the United States Coast Guard who performs twenty one days of consecutive duty afloat or ashore north of the Arctic Circle. The medal depicts a polar bear under the North Star, while the reverse side carries the Coast Guard Shield.

The decoration is also authorized for personnel who serve on the remote stations of: Loran Station, Cape Atholl, Greenland Loran Station, Cape Christian, Baffin Island, Canada Loran Station, Port Clarence, Alaska Radio Station, Barrow, Alaska Loran Station, Bo, Norway Loran Station, Jan Mayen Island, Norway.

For flight personnel, the decoration is authorized for twenty one flight days above the Arctic Circle. The Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal may also be awarded, on a case by case basis, to non-Coast Guard personnel who perform significant duties in support of Coast Guard missions within the Arctic region.

The decoration is retroactive to 1946.The medal is also provided as a one time issuance only, and there are no devices authorized for additional periods of Arctic service beyond the minimum twenty one days. 



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