449th Aviation Brigade, A-1-1003

449th Aviation Brigade, A-1-1003

Description/Blazon
A rectangular embroidered device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 5/16 inches (5.87 cm) in width overall and bowed at top and bottom edges consisting of an ultramarine blue field charged with a white antique sword point down between two golden orange wings upraised and two white lightning flashes issuing from each side, their points meeting in base below the sword tip, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden orange border.
Symbolism
Ultramarine blue and golden orange are traditionally associated with the Aviation Branch. White denotes integrity and purpose. The wings represent flight; the sword refers to the numeral "one," recalling the organization's ties to the birthplace of powered flight in North Carolina and the unit motto, "First In Flight." Together, the lightning flashes form an aerial axis of advance and with the sword, represent the bold, dynamic strike capabilities of the Assault Theater Aviation Brigade. The lightning flashes refer also to the dual nature of the organization, whose focus includes combat capabilities and defense support to the homeland. The golden orange border signifies strength and unity.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 16 June 2009.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-1003)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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