Military members serving at home and abroad in the war on terrorism are recognized for that service.

Individuals who have deployed to Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Iraqi Freedom (OIF) will be awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. To be awarded the expeditionary medal, individuals must have been deployed outside the United States for OEF or OIF for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days. The time requirement is not needed if the individual engaged in combat, was wounded or killed in action, or was medically evacuated for any reason.

The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal will be awarded to those who served in airport security operations in the United States between September 27, 2001 and May 31, 2002, for 30 consecutive days or 60 nonconsecutive days; or who supported operations Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle or Iraqi Freedom.