180TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 5/16 inches (3.33 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure three Indian arrows pyramidwise Argent. Attached above from a wreath Argent and Azure an Indian's head with war bonnet all Proper. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "TANAP NANAIYA KIA ALHTAIYAHA" in Blue letters.

Symbolism
The shield is blue for Infantry, the unit's original designation. The arrows are indicative of the Indian heritage of Oklahoma. The language used in the motto is that of the Choctaw Indian and translates to "Ready In War Or Peace."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 180th Infantry Regiment on 30 October 1925. It was amended to revise the symbolism on 10 May 1979. It was redesignated for the 180th Cavalry Regiment with the description and symbolism updated effective 1 December 2008.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure three Indian arrows pyramidwise Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oklahoma Army National Guard: From a wreath Argent and Azure an Indian's head with war bonnet all Proper.

Motto

TANAP-NANAIYA KIA ALHTAIYAHA (Ready In War Or Peace).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is blue for Infantry, the unit's original designation. The arrows are indicative of the Indian heritage of Oklahoma. The language used in the motto is that of the Choctaw Indian.

Crest

The crest is that of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 180th Infantry Regiment on 3 May 1923. It was amended to revise the symbolism on 10 May 1979. It was redesignated for the 180th Cavalry Regiment with the description and symbolism updated effective 1 December 2008.





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