Army National Guard, Alaska, A-1-156

Army National Guard, Alaska, A-1-156

Description/Blazon
On a blue shield 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border, seven white stars forming the Big Dipper, a part of the constellation Ursa Major.
Symbolism
The stars of the most conspicuous constellation in the northern sky symbolize the allocation of the unit.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Alaska National Guard on 9 April 1954. It was redesignated for Headquarters, State Area Command, Alaska Army National Guard with the description amended on 30 December 1983. The insignia was redesignated for the Alaska Army National Guard Element, Joint Forces Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-156).
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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