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HISTORY - STREAMERS
The following honors have been presented to VMFA-251. Awards verified by USMC Historical Center and NAVMC2922 (updated Feb. 2010).

AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER
(1 Dec - 7 Dec 1941)

For its service during the Guadalcanal campaign, VMO-251 was awarded the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION for the period 7 August through 9 December 1942.

AMERICAN CAMPAIGN STREAMER
(7 Dec 1941 - 18 Jun 1942, 31 May 1943 - 29 Feb 1944)

ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH ONE SILVER AND ONE BRONZE STAR
(Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal, 19 Aug 1942 - 8 Feb 1943)
(Consolidation of the Southern Solomons, 9 Feb - 11 May 1943)
(Santa Crux, 26 Oct 1943)
(Consolidation of the Northern Solomons, 18 Jun - 30 Dec 1944)
(Luzon Operation, 3 Jan - 1 April 1945)
(Southern Philippines, 2 April - 1 May 1945)

WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER
(7 Dec 1941 - 1 June 1945)

PHILIPPINE LIBERATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR
The streamer is awarded for service in the Philippine area from 2 Jan - 2 Jun 1945, the bronze star is for participation against enemy forces during the liberation of the Philippines from 2 Jan - 1 - May 1945.

PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER
(2 Jan - 1 Jun 1945)

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION
(Korea, 7 - 27 Jul 1953)
(1 Oct 1997 - 30 Apr 1998) [SU 5th Fleet Battle Group]
(Korea 1997 - 1998)
(11 Sept 2001 - 3 Mar 2002) [SU 5th Fleet Battle Group]

KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL UNIT COMMENDATION
(27 Feb 1951 - 11 Jun 1953) [SU 1st MAW]

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS
(1 Mar 1951 - 27 Jul. 1954) (1 Jan 1961 - 15 Aug 1974)

KOREAN SERVICE STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR
(Korea, Summer-Fall, 5 - 27 Jul 1953)

MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER
(dates unknown)

Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with 2 Bronze Stars
(1 Aug 1983- 31 Mar 1986) [SU MAG 31]
(1 Aug 1987- 1 July 1989)
(25 Aug 1995- 24 Feb 1996) [SU Amer. Battle Gru]

Presidential Unit Citation (as part of 1st MEF)
(March - April 2003)