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150th Aviation Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia

150th Aviation Regiment Coat of Arms, Griffin's Head - Delaware, Lion's Head - New Jersey

 

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

 

COAT OF ARMS

 Distinctive Unit Insignia.  Description:   A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of a shield blazoned:  Azure on a pile reversed embattled Argent a spearhead between two wings elevated Tenné.  Attached below the shield a triparted Silver scroll inscribed “OUR GUARD IS UP” in Ultramarine Blue letters.

        Symbolism:   Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors associated with aviation.  The wings refer to the basic mission of the organization.  The embattled triangular shape is symbolic of defense and the spearhead alludes to the unit’s offensive capability.  Blue and white are symbolic of sky and clouds. 

        Background:   The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 150th Aviation Battalion on 22 July 1980.  The insignia was redesignated effective 1 October 1987, with the description and symbolism revised for the 150th Aviation Regiment.

Coat of Arms.

        Blazon:  

                Shield:   Azure on a pile reversed embattled Argent a spearhead between two wings elevated Tenné.

                Crest:   That for the regiments and separate battalions of Delaware and New Jersey Army National Guard, in the order in which the states were admitted to the Union.

DELAWARE:  On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a griffin’s head erased Azure eared and beaked Or langued Gules collared Sable fimbriated Argent and thereon three plates.

NEW JERSEY:  On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure a lion’s head erased Or langued Gules and collared with four fusils of the like.    

                Motto:   OUR GUARD IS UP.  

        Symbolism:

                Shield:   Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors associated with aviation.  The wings refer to the basic mission of the organization.  The embattled triangular shape is symbolic of defense and the spearhead alludes to the unit’s offensive capability.  Blue and white are symbolic of sky and clouds. 

                Crest:   The crests are that of the Delaware and New Jersey Army National Guard.   

                Background:   The coat of arms was originally approved for the 150th Aviation Battalion on 4 January 1980.  It was redesignated effective 1 October 1987, with blazon and symbolism revised, for the 150th Aviation Regiment.    

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