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Military Service Bronze Medal (Wehrdienstmedaille in Bronze)
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Military Service Bronze Medal (Wehrdienstmedaille in Bronze)
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Large circular bronze medal with eyelet for ribbon suspension; the face inscribed ‘STETS / BEREIT’ (always ready) above crossed swords on oak leaves and the logo of the Austrian Bundesheer (Federal Army), circumscribed ‘FÜR DIE REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH’ (For the Austrian Republic); the reverse with the crowned Austrian eagle bearing a shield with the Austrian arms on its chest; some age-discolouration; on original trifold ribbon. The Medal was instituted in 1963 as the Wehrdiensterinnerungsmedaille (Military Service Commemorative Medal) and renamed the Wehrdienstmedaille (Military Service Medal) in 1989 to be awarded for successful completion of basic military training. All Austrian males aged 18 are required to undergo 6 months of military service so that a large citizen army is always ready to defend Austrian neutrality.

 
Military Service Bronze Medal (Wehrdienstmedaille in Bronze)
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Military Service Bronze Medal (Wehrdienstmedaille in Bronze)
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Military Service Bronze Medal (Wehrdienstmedaille in Bronze)
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