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Arctic Circle Service Vet
01-26-2019, 07:08 PM
I decided to forget about asking HQ USAF (and/or AFPC) to make the Arctic "A" Device retroactive to the same dates as the AF Overseas Ribbon-Short Tour. I am pretty sure HQ USAF (and/or AFPC) would not have cared about what I had to say, which actually depresses me more than not being eligible for the Device...

Anyway. Thanks to you folks for considering what I had to say. Take care.

01-28-2019, 12:05 PM
Have you tried writing a letter to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force; I would guess the majority of people that could be impacted are (prior) enlisted Airmen ... it would be in his lane.

CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
1670 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC 20330-1670

Bos Mutus
01-28-2019, 06:03 PM
Seems reasonable.

I was TDY to Thule for a couple weeks...spending a year there or other like assignment deserves something!!

01-29-2019, 01:00 PM
Good luck, you may also look into the Air Force Association to try and get some leverage / momentum. As I see it, it wouldn't really 'cost' the USAF anything ... I don't know if they 'award' the devices or just authorize them for wear and recipients buy at their own cost (that is how the USN does it).

I froze my butt of a long time ago in Norway when I was in the Marines for about 40 days ... qualified for the Arctic Service Ribbon ... living up there for a year ... whoa

Bos Mutus
01-29-2019, 01:06 PM
I'll try writing Chief Wright; but I suspect "The Powers That Be" won't be thrilled to even read a request of this nature. But, who knows. In any event, thank you both again.

I don't know why they wouldn't be thrilled...seems like an easy win for leadership and no losers.

From what I've seen of Chief Wright, he is quite the man of the people and seems to do a lot of stuff like this.

02-06-2019, 12:25 AM
From what I've seen of Chief Wright, he is quite the man of the people and seems to do a lot of stuff like this.

The cucks over on reddit Airforce love the guy.

02-06-2019, 12:29 AM
is the additional recognition worth the hours of extra work it would require? Also (and worse), am I way too self-indulgent about the whole thing? I do need to think some more,

Well You do seem to be a little emotionally invested over a device on a ribbon....That said, sounds like a unique tour & thanks for your service..