The Nebraska National Guard Desert Shield/Storm Service Ribbon honors Nebraska National Guard members who carried out federal service abroad in Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert Storm.
The Nebraska National Guard is composed of the Nebraska Army National Guard and the Nebraska Air National Guard. The Army component originated in 1854 and currently numbers approximately 3,700, making its headquarters in Lincoln. Established in 1946, the Air component numbers around 950 and is also headquartered in Lincoln; it consists of the 155th Air Refueling Wing and the 170th Group.
The ribbon is tan and is bisected by a brown vertical stripe. Each edge features thin vertical stripes of blue, white, and red proceeding inward.