Antarctica Service Medals and Certificates
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Antarctica Service Medal
Photo of the Antarctica Service Medal
Image of the Antarctica Service Medal, established in 1960 and awarded to those in the service of United States interests in Antarctica

Civilian participants who deploy to an Antarctic research station or vessel and remain south of 60 degrees South latitude are eligible to receive an Antarctica Service Medal and Certificate from the National Science Foundation.

Eligibility is based on cumulative service of at least 30 days prior to September 30, 2008. After October 1, 2008, eligibility is reset and based on cumulative service of at least 10 days.

Background and History of the Antarctica Service Medal


If you are eligible to receive a medal and certificate and have not, it may have been returned to us because we do not have your most current address on file.

Please send a written update of your name and address to:

Antarctic Support Contract
Attn: TL/Antarctica Service Medals
7400 S. Tucson Way
Centennial, CO, 80112-3938

For military personnel eligible for this award, please contact your command.


Civilian Medals and Certificates Have Been Mailed for the Following Seasons:

Summer Seasons Winter Seasons
2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009
2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005
2003-2004
2002-2003
2001-2002
2000-2001
1999-2000
1998-1999
1997-1998
1996-1997
1994-1995
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Curator: Brigitta James, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Nadene Kennedy, Division of Polar Programs