279TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, a bend wavy between the chief semé of bird bolts and in base a seal couchant on a rock Or. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "STRIKE FAST AND SURE" in Yellow (Gold) letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are colors used for the Artillery. The bird bolts symbolize the antiaircraft mission of the organization. The wavy diagonal band represents the Tennessee River which courses through the area of Alabama in which the battalion was reorganized. The seal denotes the unit's origin as a Coast Artillery battalion, its activation at Alaska and World War II service in the Pacific area.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved on 12 May 1955, for the 276th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. It was redesignated for the 279th Signal Battalion on 3 Jan 1963.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Gules, a bend wavy between the chief semé of bird bolts and in base a seal couchant on a rock Or.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalion of the Alabama National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, Or and Gules, a slip of cotton plant with full bursting boll, Proper.

Motto

STRIKE FAST AND SURE

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are colors used for the Artillery. The bird bolts symbolize the antiaircraft mission of the organization. The wavy diagonal band represents the Tennessee River which courses through the area of Alabama in which the battalion was reorganized. The seal denotes the unit's origin as a Coast Artillery battalion, its activation at Alaska and World War II service in the Pacific area.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 276th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 12 May 1955. It was redesignated for the 279th Signal Battalion on 3 Jan 1963.





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