12th Aviation Brigade, A-1-746

12th Aviation Brigade, A-1-746

Description/Blazon
On a blue rectangle arced at the top and bottom with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden orange border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, a golden orange flame of twelve tongues charged with a blue griffin's head erased, eye golden orange.
Symbolism
Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally associated with the Aviation Corps. The flame signifies the combat mission and quick strike capabilities of the unit. The twelve tongues allude to the Brigade's numerical designation. The griffin, a fabulous creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, symbolizes courage, alertness and swiftness and reflects the attributes of the Aviation Brigade.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized on 9 March 1988.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-746)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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