Antarctica Service Medals and Certificates
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Photo of the Antarctica Service Medal
Photo of the Antarctica
Service Medal

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.

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

Background and History of the Antarctica Service Medal Link to PDF file

Civilian medals and certificates have been mailed for the following seasons:

Summer Winter
2013-2014 2014
2012-2013 2013
2011-2012 2012
2010-2011 2011
2009-2010 2010
2008-2009 2009
2007-2008 2008
2006-2007 2007
2005-2006 2006
2004-2005 2005

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

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Curator: Brigitta James, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Nadene Kennedy, Division of Polar Programs