710TH 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: Per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Or, on dexter and sinister flanks of the last, two ropes palewise throughout the first, garnished of the second, in base a hurt charged with a ski staff and an ice axe saltirewise both Gold. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "MOBILITAS ET VIRTUS" in Red letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Ordnance Corps, the former unit. The mountain and the blue disc stand for ice or a glacier. The rope, ice axe, and ski staff allude to the initial activation of the organization at Camp Carson, Colorado and the unit's mountain training and service with the 10th Mountain Division. The two lengths of rope symbolize the two battle honors awarded the former unit for service during World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 710th Ordnance Battalion on 15 December 1954. It was redesignated for the 710th Maintenance Battalion and amended to correct the motto effective 1 August 1985. The insignia was redesignated for the 710th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised on 3 April 1991.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Or, a pale per chevron Gules (Crimson) and Or, charged in base with a hurt bearing a ski staff and ice axe in saltire of the first, between in flank two ropes palewise throughout of the second garnished Or.

Crest

On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, two projectiles saltirewise Gules environed by a wreath of laurel and oak Proper, overall a fasces palewise Argent.

Motto

MOBILITAS ET VIRTUS (Mobility and Strength).

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with the Ordnance Corps, the former unit. The yellow pointed section of the shield represents a mountain and the blue disc stands for ice or a glacier. The rope, ice axe, and ski staff allude to the initial activation of the organization at Camp Carson, Colorado and the unit's mountain training and service with the 10th Mountain Division. The two lengths of rope symbolize the two battle honors awarded the former unit for service during World War II.

Crest

The colors crimson and yellow are the colors associated with Ordnance and reflect the unit's former designation and wartime service as an Ordnance Battalion. The colors red, white and green are adapted from the flag of Italy, the location of the former unit's campaign participation in World War II. Red is symbolic of courage, vitality and zeal; white suggests integrity and purity of ideals. The two projectiles represent the unit's wartime ordnance mission and denote their two campaigns in the North Apennines and the Po Valley during World War II. The projectiles are crossed to indicate strength and support. The fasces is emblematic of the Roman magisterial office and symbolizes power and decisiveness. The wreath of laurel and oak signifies achievement and strength.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 710th Ordnance Battalion on 15 December 1954. It was redesignated for the 710th Maintenance Battalion and amended to correct the motto effective 1 August 1985. The insignia was redesignated for the 710th Support Battalion with the blazon amended to include a crest and the symbolism revised on 3 April 1991. It was amended to correct the blazon of the shield on 12 July 1991.





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