Members earn Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Released: May 22, 1997

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force members assigned to various units during specific time frames may be eligible for the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

The JMUA has been approved for t he following operations:

-- Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Japan, from Jan. 1, 1995 to Dec. 31, 1996. During this period, Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Japan, developed an operational capability to counter proliferating regional theater ballistic missile threats, resulting in the first ever U.S. and allied ballistic missile shared early warning system.

-- Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea, from Oct. 1, 1995 to Sept. 30, 1996. During this period, Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea contributed directly to the modernization and increased operational readiness of the Republic of Korea armed forces by its outstanding accomplishment of the U.S. government's Security Assistance and Defense Cooperation in Armaments programs.

-- Defense Courier Service, from June 1, 1991 to Dec. 31, 1996. During this period, the Defense Courier Service accomplished the secure, rapid and responsive delivery of critical, time-perishable, highly classified national intelligence, targeting, and communications security material to more than 6,300 Department of Defense, federal and government contractor customers and to certain allies located throughout the United States and 10 foreign countries. Participating geographically separated activities for award of the JMUA are:

Bahrain Island
Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va.
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska
Kelly AFB, Texas
NAS Sigonella, Italy
NAS Jacksonville, Fla.
Louisville, Ky.
Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Howard AFB, Panama
Ft. Meade, Md.
Incirlik AB, Turkey (Provisional)
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Ft. Carson, Colo.
Yokota AB, Japan
Naval Station Keflavik, Iceland (P)
Osan AB, Korea
McGuire AFB, N.J.
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (P)
Travis AFB, Calif.
McChord AFB, Wash.
NAS North Island, San Diego
Offutt AFB, Neb.
Rhein Main AB, Germany
Hickam AFB, Hawaii
RAF Mildenhall, U.K.

-- Headquarters, U.S. Space Command, from July 1, 1992 to Aug. 26, 1996. During this period, the Headquarters U.S. Space Command acted to significantly enhance space force support for United States, combined, allied, and coalition warfighters throughout the world, providing greatly improved services and access to space in the areas of communications, intelligence, weather, navigation and ballistic and theater missile warning support.

Only those members of U.S. armed forces who were present at the time and directly participated in the service or achievement for 30 days (or for the period cited if less than 30 days), shall be authorized to wear the JMUA ribbon. Members must be assigned and/or attached by official orders to the joint unit receiving the JMUA ribbon, either as individuals or as members of an assigned or attached unit.

For more information regarding the JMUA, contact your local military personnel flight's career enhancement section. (Courtesy of Air Force Personnel Center News Service)