Posted on Oct 8, 2014
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Cpl Christopher Allen-Shinn
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GWOT Expeditionary Medal seems like a decent work-around, considering that we officially ended OIF after Iraq refused to extend our troops' legal immunity and basing privileges. OEF doesn't fit because it isn't Afghanistan, and the anti-ISIL campaign hasn't reached the critical mass to merit its own separate medal yet. So long as the men and women who serve honorably in the campaign are recognized, I'm happy.

BTW, the Marine Corps has its own Expeditionary Medal, but then we are an expeditionary service by nature.

http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?94451-Qualifying-Expeditions-for-Marine-Corps-Expeditionary-Medal
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That was my thoughts exactly.
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SGT James Elphick
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Is there not a generic expeditionary medal? Everything doesn't have to be a campaign. What were troops deployed in support of the revolution in Libya given? In fact, what "campaign" medal were troops deployed to Somalia in '93 given? or Panama? We don't have campaign medals for those conflicts as far as I know.
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I thought I heard somewhere that they going to be recognized under the same as in Afghanistan
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It was going to be OEF with GWOTEM I heard, but then someone said no we need something else. We shall see...
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Sir,
looks like we need a whole new war, otherwise how we going to be able to give them new medals
medals . I would like to suggest operation Araki 3.0
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SGT Cryptologic Linguist
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Or ablraq .

obviously I'm just kidding and I hope everybody going to come back home safe
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Operation Enduring ClusterF*** describes it as well as any other name I've heard.
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