ShieldPer fess enhanced dancetté Azure and Argent, in base the Tlingit Indian eagle Sable, armed Or and garnished of the second.
CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the Alaska Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the aurora borealis blended from dexter base Purple through Red, Orange, Yellow, to Green to chief and repeated inversely to sinister base behind a totem pole of three figures, an eagle, a bear, and a walrus, paleways affronté all Proper.
MottoYUH YEK (Vigilance, Watchfulness).
ShieldBlue and white are used for Infantry organizations. The zigzag partition line represents mountains and is for service in Alaska, World War II. The Indian eagle symbol is used by the Tlingit Indians of Southeast Alaska, the home area of the Battalion.
CrestThe crest is that of the Alaska Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 208th Infantry Battalion on 5 March 1952. It was redesignated for the 297th Infantry Regiment and amended to change the word "Gules" to "Or" in the blazonry of the shield on 18 July 1960.