Stinger Missile Team
Display Recognition

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      • Example Display Recognition
      • Applicable Military Branches
      • Display Types
      • Issue Requirements
      • Issue Regulations
      • Who May Apply
      • Administration Processing and Delivery
      • How To Apply For This Display Recognition
      • Mailing Address
      • Questions?
      • Other Display Recognitions
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      • Example Display Recognition:
        Actual Size: 8 1/2 x 11

        Military Branches

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

        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, WD AGO, NAVPERS, or NGB-22 -and- a photocopy of your military-issued documentation clearly displaying your service/participation in a Stinger Missile Team.
      • 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.

        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: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)

        Personnel Branch
        Processing and Delivery

        Style Admin Shipping Total
        Full Color .PDF (Printable) $7.50 Emailed $7.50
        Published Document only (Full Color) $14.00 $12.60 USPS $26.60
        Published Document in Heavy Bond Enclosure (Full Color) $19.00 $12.60 USPS $31.60
        Full Color Printable Certificates
        on CD-Rom (minimum 20 Certificates)
        $7.50 $7.50 By Count

      • *** USPS USPS Shipping fee based on 1 Certificate shipped to any U.S. state, FPO or APO
      • ** USPS USPS Shipping fee based on 1 Certificate 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 in 6 weeks)
      • (* Upon reception of required documentation)

        Please 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).


        Mailing Address

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


        Click here for answers to common questions

        Email: Stinger Missile Team Display Recognition Inquiry

        Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)

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        Issue Regulations
        Stinger Team Member

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        Avenger and MANPADS Stingers

        G-29. The Avenger's combined arms mission is to provide protection to combat forces and other critical assets from attack. The Avenger is designed to counter hostile cruise missiles, unmanned aircraft systems, low-flying, high-speed, fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters attacking or transiting friendly airspace. The Avenger provides the battalions with highly mobile dedicated air defense firepower. It is equipped with two standard vehicle-mounted launchers (SVMLs). Each carries four Stinger missiles. The Avenger has the following capabilities:

        A modified fire control subsystem and SVMLs that allow the Avenger to shoot on the move.

        An unobstructed, 360-degree field of fire that can engage at elevations between -10 and +70 degrees.

        A .50 cal machine gun that affords a measure of self-protection by providing additional coverage of the Stinger missile's inner launch boundary.

        A sensor package (forward-looking infrared radar [FLIR], carbon dioxide, eye-safe laser range finder, and a video autotracker) that provides target acquisition capability in battlefield obscuration at night and in adverse weather.

        Two-man crew can remain in the vehicle or remotely control the platform from a separate fighting position.

        Shoot-on-the-move and slew-to-cue capability.

        System maintains dismounted Stinger missile capability in event of launcher system damage, failure, or static mode.

        G-30. The MANPADS Stinger Missile System employs a two-man crew that consists of a crew chief and a gunner. The MANPADS team normally has assigned transportation. Unit leaders must carefully consider the consequences before separating a Stinger team from its vehicle. Stinger teams operating away from their vehicles are limited in their ability to haul extra missiles to their firing point.

        AIR and missle DEFENSE

        G-28. Air defense systems that may operate in and adjacent to the Infantry platoon AO are the Avenger, man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), and Linebacker (Table G-2). All systems can operate as MANPADS Stinger teams. Although other short-range air defense (SHORAD) systems support divisional units, the Infantry platoon is most likely to be supported by the Avenger or a MANPADS Stinger team. The Stinger is also fired from the Avenger and is designed to counter high-performance, low-level, ground attack aircraft; helicopters; and observation and transport aircraft.

        The Stinger Team Display Recogniton is authorized to certified Stinger Team crewmen.

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