18th Aviation Brigade, A-1-741

18th Aviation Brigade, A-1-741

Description/Blazon
On a blue rectangle arced at 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 vol superimposed by a white quarrel. Attached above the insignia is a blue arced tab inscribed "AIRBORNE" in white letters.

Symbolism
Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors associated with Army Aviation. The wings represent flight, high aspirations and preparedness. The quarrel symbolizes strike capabilities and aircraft.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 9 October 1987. It was amended to correct the description to include the airborne tab on 28 January 2003.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-741)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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