49TH MISSILE DEFENSE BATTALION
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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 shield blazoned: Sable, a bald eagle displayed with wings inverted resting on the arctic region of a Celestial globe issuant from base all Proper, in chief a mullet of four points Argent between two lightning bolts chevronwise reversed Or. Attached around the bottom of the shield is Black scroll inscribed "DEFENSIMUS PATRIUM" in Gold.

Symbolism
The eagle, symbol of power and vigilance, on the Arctic Region of the globe represents our presence in Alaska to provide an active defense against ballistic missiles. The bald eagle also exemplifies our principles of freedom and echoes the Battalion's motto of defending the homeland. The polestar signifies guiding principles and the northern latitudes. The lightning flashes represent the detection, identification and elimination of ballistic missiles launched at the United States and its allies. Black represents outer space, the area of operation of ballistic missile defense tactics.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 August 2005.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Sable, a bald eagle displayed with wings inverted resting on the arctic region of a Celestial globe issuant from base all Proper, in chief a mullet of four points Argent between two lightning bolts chevronwise reversed Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Alaska Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Sable, the aurora borealis blended from dexter base Purpure through Gules, Tenné, Or, to Vert to chief and repeated inversely to sinister base behind a totem pole of three figures, an eagle, a bear and a walrus palewise affronté all Proper.

Motto

DEFENSIMUS PATRIAM (Defending the Homeland).

Symbolism

Shield

The eagle, symbol of power and vigilance, on the Arctic Region of the globe represents our presence in Alaska to provide an active defense against ballistic missiles. The bald eagle also exemplifies our principles of freedom and echoes the Battalion's motto of defending the homeland. The polestar signifies guiding principles and the northern latitudes. The lightning flashes represent the detection, identification and elimination of ballistic missiles launched at the United States and its allies. Black represents outer space, the area of operation of ballistic missile defense tactics.

Crest

The crest is that of the Alaska Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 17 August 2005.





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