The Iowa State Service Ribbon is officially hallmarked by the U.S. Institute of Heraldry. This service award is issued upon completion of five years of active service in the Iowa National Guard. This ribbon bar replaced all service awards that were formally awarded by the Iowa National Guard on November 1st, 1972. This ribbon is displayed with a red, blue, and white stripe pattern. The outer strip is red measuring 5/16 inch, following the white stripe measuring ¼ inch, and the middle stripe measuring ¼ inch. Iowa State Service Ribbons are made with the highest government standards and are US Military approved. All ribbons of the US Military are made in the USA. Ribbons are unmounted and do not come with a holding bar. To purchase this ribbon for yourself or a family member's shadow box, or display case, we require a DD-214 or other valid proof that this medal was honorably awarded.