Operation Tomodachi
Display Recognition

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        Military Branches

        All Military Service branches are applicable:
        Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy. All Allied Military agencies are applicable

        Who May Apply

        • Veteran recipients
        • Active Duty recipients
        • Family Members of recipients
        • Estate Inheritors

        Display Types

        You have four display types to choose from:
        Black & White (No Color)
        Heavy Bond Enclosure

        Heavy Bond Enclosure
        Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
        Trimmed in Appearance Gold

        Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display

        Issue Requirements
        You must submit the following:

      • An unaltered photocopy of your DD-214 displaying your service during the Operation period. If your award eligibility (dates-in-country or participation) is not stated on your DD-214 you must submit a copy of your DD-214 - AND - a photocopy of military-issued documentation establishing your eligibility.
      • NOTICE

        This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.

        WARNING!
        You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:

        • has been altered in any way by you after
          the original's official issue
        • contains information or corrections or
          additions that you entered
        • lists awards or training you knowingly did not receive
        • contains highlighting, colorizing or other markings you entered

        Be advised that on request any knowingly fraudulent document sent by you will be released to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that may result in prosecution and/or fine/imprisonment.

        Email Questions, or Phone / Fax: 1-562-422-4100

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $8.00 Emailed $8.00
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.50 $8.35 [**] $22.35
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $8.35 [***] $25.75
        Printable Certificates on CD-Rom;
        Full Color
        (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $8.35 $8.35 By Count

      • *** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-3 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS Shipping fee based on 1-10 Certificates shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • Contact The War Library for international shipping cost
      • How to Apply

        You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...

      • Check Debit card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Charge card (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • Personal, Business, Bank or Cashiers Check ( Shipped in 6 weeks)
      • Money Order (* Shipped within 1 week)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
        Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).

        DISPLAY RECOGNITION and/or MEDAL APPLICATION FORM

        Mailing Address

        Records Chief (REC-AMW)
        The American War Library
        817 East Via Carmelitos
        Virginia Building 319Long Beach CA 90805-7549

        Questions?

        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Operation Tomodachi Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100

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        Issue Regulations
        Operation Tomodachi


        Click Certificate for larger image

        Service Period: 12 March 2011 to 4 May 2011.

        The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami was immediately responded by the Armed Forces of the United States which deployed twenty-four thousand U.S Servicemembers, one hundred-eighty nine aircraft and twenty-four naval ships to provide life-saving support to the Japanese people who were severely traumatized. Ongoing disaster relief support has continued for a year following. Your military Service during this Operation has helped to save thousands of lives and helped the Environmental recovery that threatened global repercussion. Authorized for Active Duty and Ready Reserve Service during the Operation Period.

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