70TH TRAINING DIVISION (FUNCTIONAL TRAINING)
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a scarlet pole axe head 3 1/4 inches (8.26cm) in length, edge 2 7/16 inches (6.19cm) in width and hammer 1 3/4 inches (4.45cm) in width, worn with blade up, charged in base with a representation of Mount Hood and a green fir tree proper below a white axe with handle couped.

Symbolism
The Division is known as "The Trailblazer Division" represented by the axe head which was used in the early days to blaze the trail through the wilderness represented by the mountain and tree and is representative of the aim of the organization to overcome all obstacles in the path to its military objective.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized for the 70th Division on 15 June 1943.




Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of two black fleurs-de-lis issuant at either side of a scarlet battle-axhead itself charged with a silver fleur-de-lis, the cutting edge of the axhead in base and of silver inscribed with the word "Trailblazers" in black letters.

Symbolism
The axhead, suggested by the Division?s shoulder sleeve insignia is represented in the form of a battle-ax in honor of the Unit's first combat participation. The three fleurs-de-lis denote service in the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe Campaigns of the war. The word "Trailblazers" is the Division's nickname.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally authorized for the noncolor bearing units of the 70th Division on 9 April 1968. It was redesignated for the US Army 70th Regional Support Command effective 16 November 1996. It was redesignated for the 70th Regional Readiness Command effective 16 July 2003. The insignia was redesignated for the 70th Training Division (Functional Training) effective 16 October 2007.





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