140TH AVIATION REGIMENT
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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 blue equilateral triangle bearing two silver stars, one above the other, and with its apex between two vertical orange broad arrows, tips to base, all within two silver wings the tips curved upwardly and conjoined and the scapulars resting in base upon an orange scroll bearing the inscription "CURA ET PERFECTIO" in silver letters.

Symbolism
Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally associated with Aviation. The two broad arrows denote the Southern Philippines and Luzon Campaign assault landings and the stars symbolize the Bismarck Archipelago and Leyte Campaigns during World War II, in which the former organization participated. The triangular shapes, suggested by the Philippine Presidential flag, allude to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded to an element of the unit for those campaigns. The wings, symbols of flight, allude to that aspect of the organization's mission. The motto is translated to "Accuracy and Perfection."

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 49th Aviation Battalion on 11 April 1969. It was redesignated for the 76th Aviation Group on 10 December 1974. It was redesignated for the 40th Aviation Battalion on 13 April 1979. The insignia was redesignated for the 140th Aviation Regiment with the description and symbolism revised effective 1 October 1987.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per saltire Azure and Tenné, in chief two broad arrows and in base two mullets fesswise, in the flanks a dexter and a sinister wing elevated, all Argent.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

CURA ET PERFECTIO (Accuracy and Perfection).

Symbolism

Shield

Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally associated with Aviation. The two broad arrows denote the Southern Philippines and Luzon Campaign assault landings and the stars symbolize the Bismarck Archipelago and Leyte Campaigns during World War II, in which the former organization participated. The triangular shapes, suggested by the Philippine Presidential flag, allude to the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation awarded to an element of the unit for those campaigns.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 40th Aviation Battalion on 16 November 1979. It was redesignated for the 140th Aviation Regiment with the blazon and symbolism revised effective 1 October 1987.





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