UNIT AWARDS


Coast Guard Unit Commendation

Authorized by Commandant, 1 January 1963

CG Unit Commendation Ribbon

 

CG Activities Europe
08 Oct 80 - 07 Dec 80
01 Feb 94 - 30 Jun 95

Electronics Engineering Center
01 Nov 68 - 30 Apr 70
01 Jan 73 - 31 Mar 74

Loran-A Tech, Assistance
Detail, Manila,Philippines
01 Jan 73 - 31 Dec 74

Loran-C Chain, North Pacific
*11 Oct 80 - 08 Dec 80
Participating units:
Loran Station Attu
Loran Station Narrow Cape
Loran Station Port Clarence
Loran Station St. Paul
Loran Monitor Station Kodiak

Loran-C Chain SEAsia
01 Sep 69 - 28 Feb 71
Participating units:
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Tan My
Loran Station Con Son
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn

Loran-C Chain, S.E.U.S.
01 Jan 82 - 08 Feb 83
Participating units:
Loran Station Malone
Loran Station Grangeville
Loran Station Raymondville
Loran Station Jupiter
Loran Station Carolina Beach

Construction Detachment
(Tight Reign)
17 Jan 66 - 08 Sep 66

Section, Southeast Asia
01 Jan 72 - 31 Dec 72
Participating units:
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Tan My
Loran Station Con Son
Loran Station Lampang
01 Jan 72 - 27 Mar 72
Loran Monitor Station Udorn
Senior CG Office
Southeast Asia Section Office

Loran Attu
01 Jan 85 - 31 Dec 85
Loran Station Cape Atholl
01 Sep 70 - 31 Sep 70
15 Jun 73 - 30 Nov 73

Loran Station Cape Christian
01 Sep 70 - 30 Sep 70
15 Jun 73 - 30 Nov 73

Loran Station Estartit
01 Apr 70 - 30 Apr 70

Loran Station Iwo Jima
01 Jun 73 - 31 Dec 73

Loran Station Jupiter Inlet
09 Jun 72 - 21 Jul 72

Loran Station Kargaburun
*31 Mar 84 - 22 Apr 85

Loran Station Kure
*11 Dec 86 - 29 May 89

Loran Stationn Lampang
28 Mar 72 - 13 Dec 72

Loran Station Lampedusa
03 Jul 72 - 23 Aug 72
*23 Mar 86 - 21 Apr 86

Loran Station Matratin
01 Apr 70 - 15 May 70

Loran Station Middletown
*01 Aug 84 - 11 Jul 85

Loran Station Port Clarence
01 Apr 63 - 30 Apr 63
12 Nov 74 - 23 Nov 74

Loran Station San Mateo Point
21 Jan 71 - 20 Jan 73

Loran Station Simeri Crichi
01 Apr 70 - 30 Apr 70

Loran Station St. Paul
01 Apr 63 - 30 Apr 63
*08 Nov 79
*20 Oct 02 - 23 Oct 02

Loran Station Tok
01 Jul 90 - 09 Jul 90
01 Jan 98 - 31 Jul 03

Loran Support Unit, Wildwood
01 May 97 - 31 Jul 00
22 Jul 00 - 31 Jul 03

  * Denotes Operational Disguishing Device Authorized

 


Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation

Authorized by Commandant, 13 Novemeber 1973

CG Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon

 

Electronics Engineering Center
01 Sep 87 - 28 Feb 91
01 Aug 93 - 31 Aug 95

Far East Section
*01 Oct 92 - 31 Jul 93

Group Sandy Hook
(Loran-A Station under Group)
02 Jul 76 - 05 Jul 76

Loran-C Chain Central Pacific
*01 Jan 87 - 31 Aug 88
Participating Units:
Loran Station Attu
Loran Station Narrow Cape
Loran Station Port Clarence
Loran Station St. Paul
Loran Monitor Station Kodiak

Loran-C Chain SEAsia
19 Mar 75 - 03 Oct 75
Participating Units:
Southeast Asia Section Office
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn

Loran-C Chain South Central
01 Feb 90 - 31 Apr 91
Participating Unit:
Loran Station Boise City
Loran Station Gillette
Loran Station Searchlight
Loran Station Las Cruces
Loran Station Raymondville
Loran Station Grangeville
Loran Station Malone

Loran Station Adak
24 Oct 77 - 26 Oct 77

Loran Station Attu
25 Jan 77 - 01 Mar 77
10 Jul 82 - 11 Aug 82
01 Apr 87 - 29 Feb 88
*20 Jul 90 - 01 Jun 91
*01 Jan 95 - 31 Dec 95
*01 Jul 00 - 01 Jul 01

Loran Station Cape San Juan
01 Sep 78 - 31 Mar 80

Loran Station Cape Sarichef
01 Aug 78 - 07 Jul 79

Loran Station Caribou
01 Sep 81 - 31 Dec 82

Loran-C Test Facility Caribou
01 Aug 74 - 01 Apr 77

Loran Station Carolina Beach
*01 Jul 96 - 30 Sep 96
01 Jan 99 - 31 Dec 99

Loran Station Dana
23 Nov 74 - 05 Mar 75
01 Jan 77 - 31 Dec 77
23 Nov 94 - 01 Mar 96

Loran Station Estartit
15 Dec 76 - 17 Sep 77

Loran Station George
01 Sep 76 - 15 Mar 77
*18 May 80 - 12 Jun 80
*02 Nov 87 - 29 Jan 88
01 Jan 00 - 31 Dec 00

Loran Station Gesashi
01 Sep 75 - 31 Mar 76
01 Jun 77 - 31 Jan 78
*07 May 88 - 02 Nov 88
*01 Jul 89 - 30 Apr 90

Loran Station Havre
*01 Aug 90 - 31 May 94
*01 Mar 94 - 31 Jan 99

Loran Station Hokkaido
*08 Oct 83 - 27 Aug 84
*04 Apr 85 - 24 Feb 86
*01 Jul 89 - 30 Apr 90

Loran Station Iwo Jima
*01 Jul 89 - 30 Apr 90

Loran Station Johnston Island
29 Jan 76 - 20 May 76
*01 Jan 87 - 30 Aug 88
*01 Sep 91 - 30 Jun 92

Loran Station Jupiter Inlet
01 Jan 76 - 31 Dec 76
Loran Station Kargaburun
01 May 82 - 30 Apr 83
*01 Oct 92 - 13 Sep 93

Loran Station Kodiak
01 Jan 85 - 31 Dec 85
*01 Jul 88 - 01 Jul 90
*01 Jan 95 - 31 Dec 95

Loran Station Kure Island
12 Feb 77 - 10 Feb 78
01 Apr 82 - 31 Dec 82
*17 Feb 85 - 11 Feb 86
*01 Jan 87 - 30 Aug 88
*30 May 89 - 20 Nov 90
*01 Apr 92 - 30 Jun 92

Loran Station Lampedusa
01 Sep 79 - 30 Sep 80
*01 Jul 86 - 15 Feb 88

Loran Station Marcus Island
14 Jul 77 - 26 Oct 77
*25 Oct 84 - 24 Oct 85
*25 Oct 85 - 24 Oct 86
*01 Nov 86 - 15 Oct 87
*01 Jul 89 - 01 Apr 90
01 Apr 92 - 01 Feb 93

Loran Station Middletown
11 Mar 76 - 26 Apr 77

Loran Station Nantucket
01 Jan 82 - 31 Dec 82

Loran Station Narrow Cape
01 Jan 86 - 30 Jun 87
*01 Sep 89 - 01 Jul 90

Loran Station Port Clarence
10 Apr 77 - 30 Jun 77
20 Sep 77 - 16 May 78
*27 Aug 98 - 04 Sep 98

Loran Station San Salvador
01 Oct 80 - 14 Jan 81

Loran Station Sellia Marina
01 Mar 78 - 31 Oct 78
29 Oct 85 - 05 Jan 87

Loran Station Seneca
01 Oct 78 - 01 Jul 80
01 Jun 90 - 24 Aug 91

Loran Monitor Station Shetland
01 Oct 82 - 30 Sep 83

Loran Station Sitkinak
09 Mar 75 - 30 Aug 75
17 Apr 76 - 22 Aug 76
11 Jan 77 - 01 Mar 77
08 Apr 77 - 06 Jun 77

Loran Station St. Paul
23 Jan 77 - 13 Mar 77
10 Apr 77 - 30 Jun 77
01 Jan 85 - 31 Dec 85
*26 Feb 93 - 27 Feb 93

Loran Station Sylt
01 Feb 76 - 01 Feb 77
*07 Oct 85 - 12 Jun 86

Loran Station Tok
27 Aug 76 - 31 Dec 77
25 Jun 82 - 31 Dec 82
*01 Jan 97 - 31 Dec 97
*01 Jan 99 - 30 Jun 01

Loran Station Upolu Point
*20 Mar 83 - 01 Jul 85
*01 Jan 87 - 30 Aug 88
*30 Jun 92 - 31 Dec 92

Loran Support Unit Wildwood
16 May 97 - 23 Oct 99
01 May 07 - 01 May 08

Loran-A Tech. Assistance Detail
Manila, Philippines
01 Jan 75 - 31 Dec 77

Section Office, Far East
Yokota Air Base, Japan
01 Nov 78 - 31 Dec 79
01 Jul 89 - 30 Apr 90

Training Center Governors Is.
01 Jan 73 - 01 Jul 75
01 Jul 76 - 10 JUl 76
01 Sep 84 - 01 May 87

Training Center Petaluma
01 Jul 89 - 30 Jun 91
01 Jul 91 - 30 Jun 93

  * Denotes Operational Disguishing Device Authorized

 


Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

establisted in 1954 and was the first independent Air Force decoration award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Loran Station Wake Island
04 Apr 75 - 03 Sep 75

 


Koran Service Medal

Awarded by U. S. Navy (27 Jun 1950 - 27 Jul 1954)

Korean Service MedalKorean Service Medal Ribbon

 

Loran Station Batan
Loran Station Ichi Banare
(Okinawa, Ike Shima)

Loran Station Iwo Jima

Far East Section Office
Loran Station Matsumae
Loran Station Miyako
Loran Station Niigata
Loran Station O'Shima
Loran Station Pusan
Loran Station Tokyo
(possible Miho)

 


Coast Guard Arctic Service Medal

Authorized by the Commandant on 20 May 1976

Artic Service MedalArtic Service Medal Ribbon

Any member of the Coast Guard who serves or has served at least 21consecutive days under competent orders at:

Loran Station Port Clarence

Loran Station Cape Atholl

Loran Station Cape Christian

Loran Station Bo

Loran Station Jan Mayen

 


Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Authorized by Executive Order 10977, 4 December 1961

Armed Forces Expeditionary MedalArmed Forces Expeditionary Medal Ribbon

 

THAILAND

Shore Units
29 Mar 73 - 15 Apr 73
CG Section Southeast Asia
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn
EAGLE PULL OPERATION

Shore Units
(12 Apr 75)
CG Section Southeast Asia
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn

FREQUENT WIND OPERATION

Shore Units
(29 Apr 75 - 30 Apr 75)
CG Section Southeast Asia
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn

 


Vietnam Service Medal

Authorized by Executive Order 11231, 8 July 1965

Vietnam Service MedalVietnam Service Medal Ribbon

The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the armed forces, who served in Vietnam, its contiguous waters, or airspace, between 15 March 1962 and 28 Mar 1973. Personnel serving in Thailand, Laos or Cambodia, in direct support of operations in Vietnam, during this period, are also eligible for the medal. To qualify for award of the Vietnam Service Medal an individual must have met one of the following qualifications:

Be attached to or regularly serve for 1 or more days with an organization participating in or directly supporting or aboard a naval vessel directly supporting military operations.

Actually participate as a crewmember in one or more aerial flights into airspace above Vietnam and contiguous waters directly supporting military operations.

Serve on temporary duty for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days, except that the time limit may be waived for personnel participating in actual combat operations.

Tight Reign, Bangkok, Thailand
01 Jan 66 - 31 Aug 66
Participating Units
CG Construction Detachment
01 Jan 66 - 31 Aug 66
Loran Station Lampang
18 Aug 66 - 28 Mar 73

Loran Station Sattahip
29 Aug 66 - 28 Mar 73

SEAsia Section Office
01 Aug 66 - 28 Mar 73

Loran Station Con Son
02 Sep 66 - 22 Jan 73

Loran Monitor Station Udorn
15 Sep 66 - 28 Mar 73

Loran Station Tan My
13 Jul 69 - 23 Jan 73

 


Southwest Asia Service Medal

Authorized by Executive Order 12754, 12 March 1991

Southwest Asia Service MedalSouthwest Asia Service Medal Ribbon

 

Eligbility Requirements: Awarded to military personnel in designated areas of operation as follows:

(1) General. The SWASM may be authorized for wear by members of the Coast Guard who have served in one or more of the following areas on or after 2 August 1990 to 30 November 1995: the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 N latitude and west of 68 E longitude, as well as the total areas of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Individuals serving in Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Jordan, including airspace and territorial waters, between 17 January 1991 and 30 November 1995 are also eliible for award of this medal.

The LORAN signal was used by the ground troops. Several times the station were ordered to cease any routine maintenance that would affect the signal strength (no transmitter switches, etc).

LORAN STATION KARGABURUN was eligible for the South West Asian Medal for three different times between 17 January 1991 and and 30 November 1995:

(1) Defense of Saudi Arabia - 2 August 1990 to 16 January 1991,
(2) Liberation and Defense of Kuwait - 17 January 1991 to 11 April 1991, and
(3) Southwest Asia Crease-fire - 12 April 1991 to 30 November 1995

 


Humanitarian Service Medal

Coast Guard Humanitarian Service MedalCoast Guard Humanitarian Service Medal Ribbon

 

EAGLE PULL OPERATION
12 Apr 75

CG Section Southeast Asia
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn

FREQUENT WIND OPERATION
29 Apr 75 - 30 Apr 75

CG Section Southeast Asia
Loran Station Sattahip
Loran Station Lampang
Loran Monitor Station Udorn
ENIWETOK CLEANUP OPERATION
14 Jan 77 - 31 Dec 77

Loran Station Eniwetok

 


Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon

Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon

Kure Island Operation
30 Jun 92 - 31 Jul 92
demolished all visible signs of exitence except for the pump house

 


Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

Authorized by Commandant, 3 March 1984

Coast Guard Restricted Duty Ribbon

Awarded to Coast Guard personnel who have completed a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) tour of duty at a restricted shore unit listed below:

 

Loran Station Adak
(prior to 31 Dec 62)

Loran Station Amchitka

Loran Station Angaur

Loran Station Atafu

Loran Station Attu

Loran Station Baker Island

Loran Station Batan

Loran Station Battle Harbor

Loran Station Biorka

Loran Station Bona Vista

Loran Monitor Station Canton Island

Loran Station Cape Atholl

Loran Station Cape Christian

Loran Station Cape Sarichef

Loran Station Cataduanes

Loran Station Cocos Island

Loran Station Con Son

Loran Station Eniwetok

Loran Station Estaca de Vares

Loran Station Estartit
(prior to 1 Jun 1967)

Loran Station Fredericksdal

Loran Station French Frigate Shoals

Loran Station Gardner Island

Loran Station Gesashi

Loran Station Grand Turk Island

Loran Station Guam (Orote Pt.)
prior to 30 Mar 1967)

Loran Station Hokkaido

Loran Station Ichi Banare
(Okinawa/Ike Shima)

Loran Station Iwo Jima

Loran Station Johnston Island

Loran Station Kargaburun
(Targaburun)

Loran Station Kure Island

Loran Station Kwajalein
(Kwadack)

Loran Station Lampang

Loran Station Lampedusa

Loran Monitor Station Majuro Atoll

Loran Station Makin Atoll

Loran Station Mapia
Loran Station Marcus Island

Loran Station Matratin

Loran Station Matsumae

Loran Station Miho

Loran Station Miyako

Loran Station Morotai Island

Loran Station Naulo Point

Loran Station Niigata

Loran Station Nomaike

Loran Station Ocean Cape

Loran Station O'Shima

Loran Station Palau

Loran Station Port Clarence

Loran Station Port-aux-Basques
Loran Station Pulo Anna

Loran Station Pusan

Loran Station Roguron

Loran Station Saipan Island
(prior to 30 Mar 1967)

Loran Station San Salvador
(prior to 20 Jun 1962)

Loran Monitor Station Sardinia

Loran Station Sattahip

Loran Station SitkinakIsland

Loran Station South Caicos

Loran Monitor Station St. Brides

Loran Monitor Station St George Island

Loran Station St. Matthew Island

Loran Station St. Paul

Loran Station Suluan

Loran Station Sylt
(Apr 1988 - Jun 1989)

Loran Station Talampulan Island

Loran Station Tan My

Loran Station Tarumpitao Pt.

Loran Monitor Station Twillingate

Loran Monitor Station Udorn

Loran Station Ulithi Atoll

Loran Station Unmak Island

Loran Station Wake Island
(expect CO between
May 1967 - May 1973)

Loran Station Yap

 


Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon

Authorized by Commandant, 28 OCT 2009

Active duty members of the Coast Guard on a permanent assignment and who successfully complete a tour of duty of at least 12 months at an overseas shore based duty station or on-board a Cutter permanently assigned to an overseas area.
Alaska and Hawaii are not eligble for this service award.

 

Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon

This list is not an official list only a recommendation for the following units:

 

Loran Station Aquadilla

Loran Station Barrigada

Loran Monitor Station Bermuda

Loran Station Cape San Juan

Loran Station Estartit
(after 1 Jun 1967)

Loran Monitor Station Fuchu

Loran Station Guam
(Orote Pt. after 30 Mar 1967)

Loran Monitor Station Kami Seya

Loran Monitor Station Keflavik

Loran Monitor Station Rhodes

Loran Monitor Station Ritidian Pt.

Loran Station Saipan Island
(after 30 Mar 1967)

Loran Monitor Station Sardinia
Loran Station Sellia Marina
(AKA: Simeri Crichi)

Loran Monitor Station Shetland

Loran Station Spring Island

Loran Station Sylt
(except fo Apr 1988 - Jun 1989)

Loran Station Wake Island
(except for CO between
May 1967 and 1973)

Activities Europe
Liaison Offices
North Atlantic
Keflavik

Loran-A Tech. Assistance
Manila, Philippines

Sections
Far East
Marianas
Meditterranean
Philippines
Southeast Asia
Western Pacific