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I know the overseas service bar is 6 consecutive months overseas. We went Kuwait for 9 months and our 1SG had everyone get the service bar sewn on with the award. I can't seem to find any info about Kuwait because I know it used to be service bar and patch but not sure about it now.
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1SG Mark Flowers
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Hershey bars for ODS started on17 Jan 91 andended in August of 93.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SSG (Join to see) use para 19-28 in AR670-1 dated May 2017 and find the award period and operation. You'll need to find the AOR where it is authorized. That is usually in the MILPER Message, which I can no longer search.

If you are talking OIR, I could not find a open source description of the AOR.

From. AR670-1 19–28. Overseas service bars

(15) Participation in OIR, in the CENTCOM area of operations, and under the control of the Combatant Commander, CENTCOM, between 15 June 2014 and a date to be determined. The months of arrival to, and departure from the CENTCOM area of operations are counted as whole months.
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My orders day OEF and not OIR so I don't know if this applies differently to Soldiers in the same country with orders supporting different operations. I've actually pushed this question to my G1.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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LTC (Join to see) operation is specified in 670-1 so it matters
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As of July 2018
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Well picture got cut off, so answer is Kuwait does get service bars.
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This is a nice little chart
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This is a nice product, thanks for that.
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