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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a demi-stylized white ionic column bearing a gold torch with red flames, on the torch is a red lightning flash palewise; on either side of the column are blue silhouettes of palmetto tree branches; overall below the lightning flash are two crossed gold swords. Wrapped around the bottom of the column and swords are two stacked red scrolls inscribed "IN SUPPORT" and "OF FREEDOM" n gold letters.

Red, white and blue reflect our national colors. Red is emblematic of courage and action, white is for integrity and the blue reflects devotion to duty plus it is the flag color of the organization's home state, South Carolina. The palmetto palm branches refer to South Carolina's nickname, the Palmetto State. The torch, with its flames adapted from the Statue of Liberty, highlights freedom and leadership. The lightning bolt represents swiftness of response. The column embodies support and the crossed swords symbolize military preparedness, strength, and the Group's vital support mission to our Warfighters.

The distinctive unit insignia was authorized effective 16 September 2006.

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