Army National Guard, Arizona, A-1-751, New Type

Army National Guard, Arizona, a-1-751

Description/Blazon
On a seven-sided shield with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) white border 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 3 3/8 inches (8.57 cm) in width, the background divided horizontally yellow above blue, three red rays issuing upward from center point, overall two arrows crossed diagonally and a bayonet, point up, all white.

Symbolism
The background of the shield alludes to the State flag of Arizona and the unit's location. The white crossed arrows are an Indian symbol of peace and reflect the unit's home area and heritage. The bayonet symbolizes the unit's commitment and readiness to fight to defend the nation.
Background
The first design of the shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Arizona National Guard on 17 February 1956. It was redesignated with description amended effective 30 December 1983, for Headquarters, State Area Command, Arizona Army National Guard. This insignia was cancelled and a new design of the shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for Headquarters, State Area Command, Arizona Army National Guard on 5 August 1988. It was redesignated for the Arizona Army National Guard Element, Joint Forces Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-751)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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