Thousands of troops have fought overseas, or are currently deployed to ensure our safety and freedom. Up until now, those soldiers have received close to no tangible recognition. The Pentagon has created a new medal to honor those that have fought in Iraq or Syria to support operations against Islamic State militant.
The Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal will be awarded to those who have been deployed to Iraq or Syria or its airspace or territorial waters since June 15, 2014. About 11,000 soldiers are currently eligible for this medal. To qualify, troops must have spent at least 30 consecutive days in Iraq or Syria, or a total of 60 nonconsecutive days. However, this 30-day threshold will be waived if any of our heroes were injured and evacuated out of the country or who engages in combat.
Previously, troops were eligible for the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, if they were deployed to Iraq. Troops that received this medal are also eligible to exchange it for the new OIR medal.
According to Military Times:
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