Army National Guard, New Hampshire, A-1-289

Army National Guard, New Hampshire, A-1-289

Description/Blazon
On a blue shield 2 3/4 inches (6.99 cm) in height and 2 7/16 inches (6.19 cm) in width overall, a bundle of five arrows, three in front and two in rear, points to top, within a circle composed of nine stars, the one at base twice the size of the remainder, all yellow.
Symbolism
Blue and yellow are the colors of the state flag of New Hampshire. The nine stars represent New Hampshire as the ninth state to ratify the Constitution thereby making the Constitution effective. The bundle of five arrows, taken from the New Hampshire State Seal (1776), represents the five counties of New Hampshire bound together into a common state government.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, New Hampshire National Guard on 7 March 1956. It was redesignated on 30 December 1983, for Headquarters, State Area Command, New Hampshire Army National Guard. The insignia was redesignated for the New Hampshire Army National Guard Element, Joint Force Headquarters and amended to update the description effective 1 October 2003.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-289)

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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