Originally Posted by hostage
I love when people count Kuwait as a deployment...
It was when I was there in 2003 (Feb - May). I didn't get the OIF medal because I wasn't in country long enough. I came home about 10 days after we moved into Iraq (mid May). Before that I was loading bombs on A-10s in Kuwait but I was told that doesn't count as the AOR. I was initially given the medal but no campaign star. When I asked about the star I was told that I was in place before the campaign began so I am not eligible...
Hopefully you have better luck than I have had so far.
Edit: Finally got my records updated and corrected. I ended up getting the campaign star.