170TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per saltire Buff and Gules, a pale wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, in fess overall a plate charged with a battle-axe of the second. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a bipartite Silver scroll inscribed "PROVIDE ANYTIME" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Buff and scarlet are the colors for Support. World War II honors awarded to elements of the Battalion are indicated by the wavy blue stripe for the Rhineland Campaign, and the central white disc bearing a battle-axe for the Central Pacific Campaign. The Infantry colors, blue and white, together with the battle-axe which connotes a "7" and the disc "0" also denote assignment to the historic 70th Infantry Division. The saltire partition symbolizes the support mission of the Battalion. Additionally, the vertical stripe (1), the battle-axe (7), and the disc (0), allude to the numerical designation of the organization.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 January 1973.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per saltire Buff and Gules, a pale wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, in fess overall a plate charged with a battle-axe of the second.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H.H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Motto

PROVIDE ANYTIME.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and scarlet are the colors for Support. World War II honors awarded to elements of the Battalion are indicated by the wavy blue stripe for the Rhineland Campaign, and the central white disc bearing a battle-axe for the Central Pacific Campaign. The Infantry colors, blue and white, together with the battle-axe which connotes a "7" and the disc "0" also denote assignment to the historic 70th Infantry Division. The saltire partition symbolizes the support mission of the Battalion. Additionally, the vertical stripe (1), the battle-axe (7), and the disc (0), allude to the numerical designation of the organization.

Crest

The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 13 November 1972.





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