749TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/32 inches (2.78 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, on a fess abased Gules (Crimson) over a pale of the like a spanner fesswise of the first. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "QUITAR FIJAR Y REPONER" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Ordnance Corps and reflect the unit's original designation as an Ordnance Battalion. The intersecting bands represent a walk, Alameda (the Battalion's home area) meaning public walk in Spanish. The spanner is for Ordnance and in its early form was a tool used in adjusting a wheel-lock musket. The motto translates to "Remove, Repair, Replace."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 749th Ordnance Battalion on 14 August 1957. It was redesignated for the 749th Maintenance Battalion on 26 June 1968. It was redesignated for the 749th Service Battalion on 23 March 1973. The insignia was redesignated for the 749th Maintenance Battalion with the description and symbolism revised effective 30 September 1980. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2007, for the 749th Support Battalion with symbolism revised.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, on a fess abased Gules (Crimson) over a pale of the like a spanner fesswise of the first.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules (Crimson), the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field, all Proper.

Motto

QUITAR FIJAR Y REPONER (Remove, Repair, Replace).

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and yellow are the colors used for Ordnance, the original designation of the unit. The intersecting bands refer to Alameda, the Spanish word for public walk, and denote the Battalion's home area. The spanner, a tool used for adjusting a wheel-lock musket, represents Ordnance.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 749th Ordnance Battalion on 14 August 1957. It was cancelled on 26 June 1968. The insignia was reinstated and redesignated for the 749th Maintenance Battalion on 10 January 1997. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2007, for the 749th Support Battalion with the symbolism updated.





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