280TH SIGNAL BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in width overall consisting of three orange lightning flashes conjoined in base and surmounting a silver wreath of laurel enclosed in base by an orange tripartite scroll, the sections folded over on each other and inscribed "HONOR DUTY CONSTANCY" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Orange and white (silver) are the branch colors of the Signal Corps. The lightning flashes symbolize speed and communications; joined together, they form a strong base and branching out from this central point they indicate versatility and scope. The wreath alludes to excellence of achievement and the highest values and efforts of a military unit, principles which are echoed by the unit's motto.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 Jun 1978.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Argent, three lightning flashes conjoined in base Tenné, a chief of the last two laurel branches crossed in saltire of the first.

Motto

HONOR DUTY CONSTANCY

Symbolism
Orange and white are the colors traditionally associated with the Signal Corps. The lightning flashes symbolize speed and communications; joined together they form a strong base and, branching out from this central point, they suggest versatility and scope. The laurel branches allude to excellence of achievement and the highest values and efforts of a military unit.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 17 Jan 1980.





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