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   Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Service: ALL
Instituted: 1995
Authorized: DOD 1348-33-M
Issuing Country: ( US ) - UNITED STATES
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
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  1. Authorized by the Government of Kuwait to members of the United States military who participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum authorized the acceptance and wearing of the Kuwait Liberation Medal (K) by members of the Armed Forces of the United States. 
  2. To be eligible, U.S. military personnel must have: 
  • 1. Served in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM between August 2, 1990 and August 31, 1993, in one or more of the following areas: 
      1. The Arabian Gulf; 
      2. The Red Sea; 
      3. The Gulf of Oman; 
      4. That portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees north latitude and west of 68 degrees east longitude; 
      5. The Gulf of Aden; or 
      6. The total land areas of
      • Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Omar, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

3. Have been, as follows: 

  • Attached to or regularly serving for one or more days with an organization participating in ground and/or shore operations; 
  • Attached to or regularly serving for one or more days aboard a naval vessel directly supporting miIitary operations; 
  • Actually participating as a crew member in one or more aerial flights directly supporting military operations in the areas designated above; or 
  • Serving on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days during this period. That time limitation may be waived for people participating in actual combat operations.