177TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a chevron Azure debruised by a pile Gules bearing a trident head palewise of the first. Attached on either side of the shield a bipartite Red scroll inscribed "DUST" on one side and "DEVILS" on the other side in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Gold/buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Support. The red pile simulates the configuration of a whirlwind or tornado while the trident or pitchfork alludes to the unit's motto and nickname "Dust Devils." The chevron is emblematic of support and strength. Red, yellow and blue, the colors of the three major Combat Arms, underscore combat readiness and the unit's support mission to the total Army and the National Training Center.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 January 1992.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, a chevron Azure debruised by a pile Gules bearing a trident head palewise Or.

Crest

None.

Motto

DUST DEVILS.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally associated with Support. The red pile simulates the configuration of a whirlwind or tornado while the trident or pitchfork alludes to the unit's motto and nickname "Dust Devils." The chevron is emblematic of support and strength. Red, yellow and blue, the colors of the three major Combat Arms, underscore combat readiness and the unit's support mission to the total Army and the National Training Center.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 30 January 1992.





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