246TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in length overall blazoned as follows: Azure, a wheel Or, the hub surmounted by a torteaux (Brick Red) charged with a gauntlet closed of the second and a base dancetté of the last. Attached above a Brick Red scroll inscribed "WOLF HOUNDS" in Gold.

Symbolism
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Transportation units. The wheel symbolizes the Battalion's basic mission of transportation. The closed gauntlet, adapted from the 46th Infantry Division's shoulder sleeve insignia, alludes to the historical significance of the Division to the units in the Battalion. It also denotes the unit's vigilance to engage in any audacious task. The dancetté signifies the Lower Peninsula and the hills of southern Michigan, the home state of the Battalion.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 April 2008.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure, a wheel Or, the hub surmounted by a torteaux (Brick Red) charged with a gauntlet closed of the second garnished Gules (Brick Red) and a base dancetté of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Michigan Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, a griffin sergeant Or.

Motto

WOLFHOUNDS.

Symbolism

Shield

Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Transportation units. The wheel symbolizes the Battalion's basic mission of transportation. The closed gauntlet, adapted from the 46th Infantry Division's shoulder sleeve insignia, alludes to the historical significance of the Division to the units in the Battalion. It also denotes the unit's vigilance to engage in any audacious task. The dancetté signifies the Lower Peninsula and the hills of southern Michigan, the home state of the Battalion.

Crest

The crest is that of the Michigan Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 17 April 2008.





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