271ST SUPPORT 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 height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or rising from a fess rayonne in point Gules, a phoenix Azure between two olive branches embowed to point Vert and a calumet in chief fesswise stem Silver Gray bowl to sinister of the second, an array of seven eagle feathers embowed Sable tipped Argent. Attached below the shield a Red scroll folded twice inscribed "SUPPORTING THE FIRES" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The phoenix rising from the fire signifies rebirth. The two olive branches, seven eagle feathers and calumet refer to the unit's numerical designation and are also taken from the Oklahoma State flag and signify the unit's tie to the State.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 September 2010.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, per fess rayonne in base Gules surmounted by a phoenix issuant from base Azure charged by an arch with three arrow points of the field, in honor point a plume of seven eagle feathers arrayed in an arch Sable tipped Argent, shafted Silver Gray, in chief two olive branches arched to chief Vert bound by a ribbon of the second, overall the olive branches and eagle feathers a calumet (peace pipe) bendwise tassel and bowl of the last, stemmed of the sixth.

Crest

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

Motto

SUPPORTING THE FIRES.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff is the primary color for Support units. The rayonne, phoenix and arch of three arrows points in base refers to the link between the Battalion and the 171st Field Artillery with the three arrow points taken from the coat of arms of the 171st and indicates that the Battalion is carrying on the history of the 171st Field Artillery. The blue of the phoenix is taken from the background of the Oklahoma State flag. The two olive branches, seven eagle feathers and calumet refer to the unit's numerical designation and are also taken from the State flag and symbolize the unit's tie to the State.

Crest

The crest is that of the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 30 September 2010.





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