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Posted 3/11/2010 Printable Fact Sheet

In accordance with section 1084 of the fiscal 1998 National Defense Authorization Act, the secretary of defense approved awarding Cold War Recognition Certificates to all servicemembers and qualified federal government civilian personnel who faithfully served the United States during the Cold War era, from Sept. 2, 1945, to Dec. 26, 1991.

Eligible people may request a certificate in their name.  Next of kin may request the Cold War Certificate in a person's name by sending in a request and providing the appropriate documentation to verify service.

For more information concerning the application process visit the Cold War Recognition Certificate Web page by clicking here. Currently, this is an open-ended program.

Because of the  success of this program, the turn-around time for mailing certificates will be a minimum of 2 months.

Phone: (703) 325-5864
Fax: (800) 723-9262

U.S. Army Human Resources Command
Cold War Recognition Program, Hoffman II, Room 3N45
200 Stovall Street
Alexandria, VA 22332-0473

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