330TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a brick red disc bearing a gold stylized Philippine sun charged with a blue Philippine sea lion, overall in base two red scrolls doubled brick red, one above the other, the top scroll inscribed "HEART OF" and the bottom scroll inscribed "THE DRAGON" in gold letters.
Brick red and golden yellow (gold) are the colors traditionally associated with the Transportation Corps. The five points of the stylized Philippine sun represent the unit's campaigns and decorations during World War II. The Philippine sea lion symbolizes the unit's are of operations and service during World War II. Red and blue are adapted from the national flag of the Philippines. Gold stands for excellence, red for courage. The brick red disc simulates a wheel alluding to movement and the unit's transportation mission. The motto alludes to the unit's participation in the Armed Forces Expedition in Panama and two campaigns in Southwest Asia while associated with the XVIII Airborne Corps.
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 330th Transportation Center on 11 May 1992. It was redesignated for the 330th Transportation Battalion effective 16 October 2000.
Coat of Arms
Gules (Brick Red), a stylized Philippine sun Or (Golden Yellow) charged with a sea lion grasping a sword Azure.
From a wreath Or (Golden Yellow) and Gules (Brick Red), a pair of wings displayed Argent (Silver Gray) between two stylized wheels of the first each bearing a torteau fimbriated Or (Golden Yellow), all surmounted in base by a palm frond fesswise Proper.
HEART OF THE DRAGON.
Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by Transportation units. The Philippine sun represents the unit's campaigns and decorations during World War II; the sea lion symbolizes the unit's area of operations and service during World War II.
The stylized wheels symbolize movement control, the mission of the unit. The area between the wheels alludes to the Panama Canal. The palm frond represents the unit's participation in the Southwest Asia campaigns. The wings denote the unit's airborne heritage and their association with the XVIII Airborne Corps during the Southwest Asia campaigns.
The coat of arms was approved for the 330th Transportation Center effective 16 October 2000.