357TH AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE DETACHMENT
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A shield shaped embroidered device 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width overall edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border, consisting of a scarlet shield with three yellow piles and a scarlet demi-burst of nine points issuing from the top, all counterchanged.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are associated with Artillery. The three piles represent searchlight beams, referring to the unit campaign missions in Germany as the 357th Searchlight Detachment during World War II. The demi-burst represents the destruction of enemy targets by the unit.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 7 May 2009. It was cancelled effective 17 October 2011. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-998)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a scarlet shield embowed maroon point in base from which issue two stylized gold triangles representing searchlight beams of light between two gold dart-shaped fleches directed towards a demi-burst issuing from the top of the shield, all between two maroon motto scrolls, inscribed at top "CONTENDO IGNIS" and at base "HOSTIS PEREO" in gold letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow (gold) represent Artillery, maroon recalls the unit's early history as a Transport Detachment. The embowed base of the shield symbolizes the coverage umbrella provided by the unit against air and missile attack. The searchlight beams, two dart-shaped flights and demi-burst at top represent the unit's roots as the 357th Searchlight Detachment operating against air attack in Germany during World War II. The motto translates to "Missile Away - Target Destroyed."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 7 May 2009. It was cancelled effective 17 October 2011.





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