By HRCAugust 24, 2009
Named Campaign Streamers for Unit Colors
What is it'
On April 16, 2008, the Department of Defense (DOD) approved four named campaigns for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and three named campaigns for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). 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 campaign participation credit (CPC) must request their appropriate streamers for placement on their Colors.
What has the Army done'
The Army will now issue, as requested, to eligible units, the following named campaign streamers:
Operation Enduring Freedom - replacement streamers
1. Liberation of Afghanistan Aca,!" 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 Aca,!" 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
Why is this important to the Army'
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. The Army, as a team, has performed heroically in combat since 2001, for OEF and OIF. Campaign streamers are placed on official Army Flags, Unit Colors and Guidons.
What's the way ahead'
Units that have received campaign participation credit (CPC) and have placed streamers for "Afghanistan" and/or "Iraq," on their colors should request the named campaign streamers, as appropriate. The previously issued streamers for Afghanistan and Iraq should be removed from the unit colors, upon adding the new streamers.
To obtain the new streamers, units that have previously received CPC and streamers for service in OEF and OIF must submit a request to the Military Awards Branch (MAB) of the Army's Human Resources Command (HRC), via email. The e-mail subject line should read "new campaign streamers." Units must provide a current mailing address and POC and attach a copy of the appropriate permanent orders. Units that have not previously received CPC should apply for specific named campaign streamers through their current chain-of-command.
AKO sign in required:
MILPER Message 09-120
AR 600-8-22, paragraphs 7-18, 7-19