706TH 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: Per fess Celeste and chequy Gules and Or, in chief a demi-sunburst of the last charged with an arrowhead of the first. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "WE'LL NEVER QUIT" in Crimson letters.

Symbolism
Crimson and light blue are colors traditionally associated with Maintenance organizations; the predecessor unit. The sunburst, suggested by the Philippine flag, refers to the predecessor organization's historical service in the Philippine Islands and the general area of the Pacific during World War II, and also to occupation duty in Korea. The arrowhead stands for the assault landings at Sanspor, New Guinea and Lingayen Gulf. The chequy alludes to the orderly performance of the unit's mission to provide field mission to contribute field support.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 706th Maintenance Battalion on 12 November 1986. It was redesignated for the 706th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism revised effective 17 April 1992.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Per fess Celeste and chequy Gules (Crimson) and Or, in chief a demi-sunburst of the last charged with an arrowhead of the first (Light Blue shaded Ultramarine Blue).

Crest

On a wreath of the colors, Or and Azure, two krises saltirewise Argent, grips Gules, surmounted by a sea lion rampant Celeste armed and langued Gules and gorged with a collar of the like fimbriated Argent.

Motto

WE'LL NEVER QUIT.

Symbolism

Shield

Crimson and light blue are colors traditionally associated with Maintenance organizations; the predecessor unit. The sunburst, suggested by the Philippine flag, refers to the predecessor organization's historical service in the Philippine Islands and the general area of the Pacific during World War II, and also to occupation duty in Korea. The arrowhead stands for the assault landings at Sanspor, New Guinea and Lingayen Gulf. The chequy alludes to the orderly performance of the unit's mission to provide field mission to contribute field support.

Crest

The sea lion, symbol of courage, is adapted from the Philippine Presidential flag. The kris is a traditional weapon from the Western Pacific area and refers to the unit's war service there. The daggers also represent two campaign participation credits earned in World War II. The red collar symbolizes the organization's Meritorious Unit Commendation. Red, white (silver) and blue, represented by the handles of the daggers, blades and sea lion respectively, commemorate the Battalion's Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Background
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 706th Maintenance Battalion on 20 May 1968. It was amended to clarify the blazon and symbolism of the design on 12 November 1981. It was redesignated for the 706th Support Battalion with the blazon and symbolism revised effective 17 April 1992. The insignia was amended to include a crest on 5 February 1992.





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