427TH 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: Buff (Gold), four thunderbolts conjoined radiating saltirewise Gules, overall a Pegasus Sable. Attached above the shield a Red scroll inscribed "STRENGTH FROM SUPPORT" in Gold.

Symbolism
Buff (gold) and scarlet are the colors traditionally used by Support units. Black denotes strength and solidity. The thunderbolts form a saltire underscoring support and representing the four areas of service provided by the battalion: Quartermaster, Ordnance, Transportation and Medical. The Pegasus represents vigilance and dedication. Its mythical role as Zeus' carrier of thunderbolts highlights the unit's readiness to carry out its mission.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 11 August 1995.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Buff, four thunderbolts conjoined radiating saltirewise Gules, overall a Pegasus Sable.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Scarlet, the full rigged ship "Half Moon" all Proper.

Motto

STRENGTH FROM SUPPORT

Symbolism

Shield

Buff (gold) and scarlet are the colors traditionally used by Support units. Black denotes strength and solidity. The thunderbolts form a saltire underscoring support and representing the four areas of service provided by the battalion: Quartermaster, Ordnance, Transportation and Medical. The Pegasus represents vigilance and dedication. Its mythical role as Zeus' carrier of thunderbolts highlights the unit's readiness to carry out its mission.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 11 August 1995.





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