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Designated Combat Zones

DoD FMR, Vol. 7A, Chapter 44

Authority Location(s) to include the airspace above Effective Dates
From Through
Executive Order 12744 (The Arabian Peninsula Areas)
  • Arabian Sea (North of 10 degrees North Latitude and West of 68 degrees East Longitude;
  • Bahrain;
  • Gulf of Aden;
  • Gulf of Oman;
  • Persian Gulf;
  • Iraq;
  • Kuwait;
  • Qatar;
  • Oman;
  • Red Sea;
  • Saudi Arabia; and
  • United Arab Emirate
January 17, 1991  
Executive Order 13119
  • Albania;
  • The Adriatic Sea;
  • The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia/ Montenegro); and
  • The Ionian Sea north of the 39th parallel
March 24, 1999  
Executive Order 13239 Afghanistan September 19, 2001  
Page updated September 3, 2020
NOTE:  In order to have Combat Zone Tax Exclusion treatment of wages for services performed in a designated combat zone, a member must be entitled to hostile fire or imminent danger pay while performing service in the designated combat zone.