Awarded for thirty days continuous or accumulated service on the land
or in the air spaces of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslavia
(including Kosovo), Albania, and the Former Republic of Macedonia, starting
the 1 Jan 2003. This medal replaced NATO medals for the Former-Yugoslavia,
Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
With the creation of this medal, NATO abolished the practice of issuing
tour numerals to recognize more than one tour with NATO forces. The
NON ARTICLE FIVE medal is now issued once to recognize all
service in the Balkans, regardless of the number of tours a member serves.
This medal is authorised to replace the NATO medals issued for NATO
Operations JOINT FORGE and JOINT GUARDIAN.