20th Aviation Brigade, A-1-856

20th Aviation Brigade, A-1-856

Description
On a shield shape with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Black border, 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.32 cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield reversed arched at top and quartered Azure and Golden Yellow with a straight sword throughout surmounted by a stylized White vol of twenty feathers and overall a Scarlet mullet charged with one Azure.
Symbolism
Ultramarine blue (Azure) represents Aviation; the wings and sword denote swiftness of action and readiness. Red and blue signify courage and fidelity, respectively; white represents dignity and integrity. Together, they symbolize the United States' resolve and unity. The outer star refers to the Nation and the inner star to individual states and citizens. Golden yellow signifies excellence and high ideals. The black border represents strength and solidarity. The twenty feathers refer to the unit's designation.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 1 August 2003. The insignia was cancelled effective 1 October 2005.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-856)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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