113th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-656

113th Field Artillery Brigade, A-1-656

Description/Blazon
On an oblong scarlet shield arched at top and base, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, a gold cannon barrel slanted left with breech to lower right between a pyramid of six black gunstones and a white hornet striking at the top, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) gold border.
Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for Artillery and recall the predecessor's designation. The cannon barrel, emblem of leadership, along with stacked gunstones, refers to readiness and full strength capabilities. The striking hornet represents the heritage of North Carolina, the home of the organization.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 113th Field Artillery Brigade on 4 April 1980. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2008, for the 113th Sustainment Brigade with the description and symbolism updated. As a result of the 113th Sustainment Brigade being established as a new unit, the redesignation was cancelled effective 24 June 2010.
(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-656)
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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