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Air Assault Badge


Description
An oxidized silver badge 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) in height and 1 17/32 inches (3.89 cm) in width, consisting of a helicopter, frontal view, superimposed upon a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward.

Symbolism
The wings suggest flight and together with the helicopter symbolize individual skills and qualifications in assault landings utilizing the helicopter.

Award Eligibility
See Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.

Date Approved
The Air Assault Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 18 January 1978, for Army-wide wear by individuals who successfully completed Air Assault training after 1 April 1974. The badge had previously been approved as the Airmobile Badge authorized for local wear by the Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, effective 1 April 1974.

Subdued Badge
A subdued badge is authorized in a flat black metal finish.

Miniature Badges
A miniature badge, 7/16 inch (1.11 cm) in height and 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) in width is authorized.





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