Cold war certificates still available

Cold war certificates still available – Heads Up

The U.S. Army Personnel Command has sent out a notice that service members, veterans and federal employees who served between 2 September 1945 and 26 December 1991 are still eligible for a Cold War Recognition Certificate. In FY98, the secretary of Defense approved awarding the certificate to personnel who served during the Cold War. Thus far, about one million people have responded, of the 22 million entitled to receive the certificate.

An application for the Cold War Recognition Certificate can be found on the Internet at The Web site informs applicants about the correct procedures and the required documentation to receive the certificate. Applications will only be accepted by fax or mail.

More information on the certificate can be found on PERSCOM’s Cold War Web site or by calling customer service at (703) 325-5864.

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