166th Aviation Brigade, A-1-929

166th Aviation Brigade, A-1-929

Description/Blazon
On a vertical blue rectangular embroidered device arched outwardly at top and bottom, a pair of silver gray wings joined at base and surmounted between the top wings a blue globe with silver gray gridlines and edging, overall a golden orange spear issuing from base; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden orange border. Overall dimensions are 2 3/16 inches (5.56 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.
Symbolism
Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally used by Aviation units. The wings represent the unit's Aviation mission. The globe symbolizes the Brigade's training impact on the nation's worldwide deployment; the globe between the wings signifies the Brigade's military support against the Global War on Terrorism. The spear implies combat readiness.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved for the 166th Aviation Brigade on 13 June 2007.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-929)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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