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UNIT CAMPAIGN AND WAR SERVICE STREAMERS
FOR US ARMY FLAGS, COLORS & GUIDONS
 

Notes
 

US Army units that are authorized to bear organizational colors, organizational flags or guidons display their battle honors in the form of campaign and war service streamers.

Campaign streamers for the Civil War and subsequent wars and conflicts are in the colors of the ribbon of the campaign medal for award to individuals, inscribed with the name of the battle or campaign. (For earlier wars and conflicts, there are no corresponding campaign medals.) War service streamers are awarded to units which served in a theater of war but did not qualify for a specific campaign credit; they usually have no inscription but in some cases may be inscribed with a geographical location and date. However, not all campaign streamers have corresponding war service streamers. Since World War II, streamers in the colors of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, appropriately inscribed, have been awarded to recognize certain smaller military operations for which no specific campaign medal was authorized.

Campaign credits are determined by the Army's Military History Branch, and are documented on a unit Lineage and Honors Certificate issued by the Army Institute of Heraldry.

Civil War (Confederate Service) campaign streamers are authorized for Army National Guard units of states of the former Confederate States of America only. When the Confederate name for a battle or campaign differs from the Federal name, e.g. SHARPSBURG versus ANTIETAM, the Confederate name is inscribed on the streamer.

Company-sized units which specifically receive war service or campaign credits (mostly separate TOE companies of the combat service support branches) are authorized campaign streamers for their guidons.

Dimensions of campaign and war service streamers and rules governing display of the Earned Honor Device are the same as for Unit Decoration Streamers.
 

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Revolutionary War    1775-81
 

War of 1812    1812-15
 

Mexican War    1846-47
 

Civil War    Federal Service    1861-65
 

Civil War    Confederate Service    1861-65
 

Indian Wars    1790-1891
 

Spanish-American War    1898
 

Spanish-American War    War Service Streamer    1898
 

China Relief Expedition    1900
 

Philippine Insurrection    1899-1913
 

Mexican Expedition    1916-17
 

World War I    1917-18
 

World War I    War Service Streamer    1917-18
 

World War II American Theater    War Service Streamer    1941-45
 

World War II Asiatic Pacific Theater    1941-45
 

World War II Asiatic Pacific Theater    War Service Streamer    1941-45
 

World War II European-North African-Middle Eastern Theater    1941-45
 

World War II European-North African-Middle Eastern Theater    War Service Streamer    1941-45
 

Korean War    1950-53
 

Vietnam Service    1962-73
 

Expeditionary Service    Dominican Republic    1965-66
 

Expeditionary Service    Grenada    1983
 

Expeditionary Service    Panama, 1989-90
 

Southwest Asia Service    Persian Gulf War    1990-95
 

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