On April 5, 1999 qualifying former and current service members and DoD civilians can apply for a certificate honoring them for their parts in winning the Cold War.
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
Persons are eligible for the recognition certificate if they have military or civilian service with the War, Navy or Defense departments between Sept. 2, 1945, and Dec. 26, 1991.
PROVING MILITARY ELIGIBILITY: Military personnel can use any of the following documents as proof of service: DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release/Discharge from Active Duty); WD AGO Form 53-55 (War Department Separation Document); or Oath of Office -- Military Personnel or Letter of Appointment. Army officials caution applicants not to send original documents because they cannot be returned.
OBTAINING MILITARY ELIGIBILITY
CERTIFICATES: Write to: National Personnel Records
(Military Personnel Records)
9700 Page Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
PROVING CIVILIAN ELIGIBILITY: Qualifying civilian service can be proved with a Standard Form 50 (Notification of Personnel Action); Standard Form 2809 (Health Benefit Registration Form); an award certificate with employee's name, name of service or agency, and dates; or retirement forms with the employee's name, service or agency and dates.
OBTAINING CIVILIAN ELIGIBILITY
CERTIFICATES: Write to: U.S. Office of Personnel
Employee Service and Record Center
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017-0045
APPLYING FOR THE CERTIFICATE
*VIA INTERNET: Go to http://coldwar.army.mil.
*VIA E MAIL: Contact: cwrs@Fairfax-emh1.army.mil.
BY FAX: Call: (703) 275-6749.
Send to: Cold War Recognition
4035 Ridge Top Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22030.
*Applicants should be aware supporting documents must be submitted by fax or mail.
QUESTION? After April 5, 1999 call Total Army Personnel Command at (703) 275-6279. This is a Northern Virginia number, and will be a toll call for those outside the area.
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