404TH SUPPORT BRIGADE
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A shield shape device 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72 cm) in width overall, divided per pairle white, scarlet and blue, overall a silver gray sword palewise fimbriated white, in chief a stylized blue outline of the Mount Rainier summit embellished with silver gray on either side, in dexter a yellow lightning bolt bendwise and in sinister seven white stars in the configuration of the Big Dipper; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden yellow border.

Symbolism
White, red, and blue and the device partitions are modified from the Army Materiel Command (AMC) shoulder sleeve insignia and carry with it the mission of support and the flow of materiel to the soldiers. The inverted chevron shape underscores the Brigade being the single point of entry to AMC from the field. The sword indicates readiness and support to the soldiers. The Brigade provides logistics support to all units in the Far West and Pacific Northwest. The mountain is in the shape of Mount Rainier and signifies the headquarters at Fort Lewis. The lightning bolt represents the main tactical unit, the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and the Big Dipper highlights the units stationed in Alaska.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 October 2008. It was cancelled by HQDA, G-1 directive on 21 February 2010. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-976)




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield divided per pale red and blue, overall and between two yellow lightning bolts pilewise, a white pile edged at the top with the summit of Mount Rainier charged with a blue mullet of four points; around the sides and bottom of the device is a black tripartite scroll inscribed with "SUSTINERE AD VICTURUS" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Red, white, and blue reflect the Army Materiel Command (AMC) colors. The Brigade provides logistics support to all units in the Far West and Pacific Northwest. The mountain is in the shape of Mount Rainier and signifies the headquarters at Fort Lewis. The inverted chevron shape with the arrow point underscores the Brigade being the single point of entry to AMC from the field. The lightning bolts represent the main tactical unit, the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and the Polaris or North Star highlights the units stationed in Alaska. The North Star also denotes leadership, guidance, and the Brigade never losing focus of their mission. The motto which translates to "Sustain To Win" emphasizes the mission of the unit to assist in preparing the units in their area of operation for all contingency missions.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved effective 16 October 2008.





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