I'm opening in Richmond on Friday
You can read the background about the show here, but the bottom line is that if you are anywhere near Richmond, Virgina tomorrow (Friday, December 12) between 6-9PM, the place to be is Red Door Gallery where my solo show "The Colors of Wars to Come" is opening.
Suspension Ribbon for the Alaska Secession Pacification Campaign Medal. Oil on Canvas by F. Lennox Campello. 18x24 inches, c.2008
The Alaska Secession Pacification Campaign Medal was established by Executive Order 14178 signed by the President on 7 December 2014. It may be awarded to mainland and Hawaii American military and naval personnel for participating in prescribed operations, campaigns and task forces ranging in dates from 6 September 2013 to the present.See ya there!
The area of operations for these various campaigns includes the total land area and air space of Alaska and surrounding islands, and the waters and air space of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Strait, Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean within 12 nautical miles of the Alaska coastline.
Personnel must be members of a unit participating in, or be engaged in direct support of the operation for 30 consecutive days in the area of operations or for 60 non-consecutive days provided this support involves entering the area of operations or meets one of the following criteria:• Be engaged in actual combat, or duty that is equally as hazardous as combat duty, during the operation with armed opposition, regardless of time in the area of operations;
• While participating in the operation, regardless of time, is wounded or injured and requires medical evacuation from the area of operations;
• While participating as a regularly assigned aircrew member flying sorties into, out of, within, or over the area of operations in direct support of the military operations.
One bronze service star shall be worn on the ribbon for qualifying participation during an established campaigns. However, that if an individual's 30 or 60 days began in one campaign and carried over into another, that person would only qualify for the medal with one service star. The medal is not awarded without at least one service star.
Additionally, one black service star shall be worn on the ribbon for qualifying participation during oil fields recovery and pacification operations immediately following the defeat of the Alaskan Insurgent Army.
The suspension ribbon for the medal's white and black colors were suggested by the colors of the snow and ice bound views of the Alaskan coastlines and by the color of oil, its main economic force.