29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, A-1-494, ANG Hawaii

29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, A-1-494, ANG Hawaii

29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description

On a white shield with arched top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width, a blue barbed cross, in base two wavy bars - red and blue conjoined but separated from the cross, and bordered by a white fimbriation 1/16 inch (.16 cm) wide all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border.

Symbolism

The colors blue and white are used for Infantry. The blue cross is suggested by Hawaii's nickname "Crossroads of the Pacific," and the barbed ends represent the protective mission of the Brigade. The red and blue conjoined bars in conjunction with the white appear on the Hawaiian Flag, and also on the Hawaiian Coat of Arms. The bars are wavy to allude to the geographical location of Hawaii as being overseas from the continental United States. 

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 29th Infantry Brigade on 16 May 1968. It was redesignated for the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team with the description and symbolism updated on 18 December 2007.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-1-494)


Color, NSN: 8455-00-113-9889
Subdued, Olive Drab, NSN: 8455-00-113-9890

Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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