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DOD authorizes HSM for Chile relief efforts

Posted 7/1/2010   Updated 7/1/2010 Email story   Print story


Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office

7/1/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas  -- Personnel who participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations in Chile following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake Feb. 27, 2010, are eligible for award of the Humanitarian Service Medal.

U.S. military personnel must have provided humanitarian assistance for at least one day between March 6 - 29 in the immediate area of operation within the Chilean cities of Angol, Santiago and Talcahuano. Aircrews landing in the areas of operation, during this period, are eligible as well.

Individuals who believe they are eligible for the HSM must provide source documents confirming their entitlement to the award to their unit commander or designated representative. Source documents include temporary duty orders, travel voucher, decoration citation, performance report, etc. Documents must show the operation being supported, location and duration of service in the qualifying area.

For more information on this and other Air Force recognition programs, visit the Air Force Personnel Center personnel services website at or call the Total Force Service Center toll-free at (800) 525-0102 or DSN 665-5000.

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