294 Infantry Regiment
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, four bendlets wavy Argent, a Guamanian slingstone voided of the field surmounted by a M-16A1 and a U.S. Navy 1917-pattern cutlass saltirewise point and muzzle up Or. Attached below the shield a Blue scroll doubled and inscribed “MASEHA NGAI’AN YAN MANU” in Gold.

Symbolism
The wavy field is emblematic of the Pacific Ocean, home area of the unit. The rifle represents the Infantry and combat readiness. The cutlass commemorates the beginnings of the Guam National Guard in 1917, as the Navy-sponsored Guam Militia. The slingstone is an established emblem of Guam. Red, white and blue represent Guam’s colors. The motto translates to “Anywhere Anytime.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 29 September 1993.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Azure, four bendlets wavy Argent, a Guamanian slingstone voided of the field surmounted by a M-16A1 and a U.S. Navy 1917-pattern cutlass saltirewise point and muzzle up Or.

Crest

From a wreath of the colors Argent and Azure, a demi-sun Or bearing a stylized shield Gules, charged with a triton shell Proper, all superimposed by a triple-arch gateway of the Spanish Colonia Period, also Proper.

Motto

MASEHA NGAI’AN YAN MANU (Anywhere Anytime).

Symbolism

Shield

The wavy field is emblematic of the Pacific Ocean, home area of the unit. The rifle represents the Infantry and combat readiness. The cutlass commemorates the beginnings of the Guam National Guard in 1917, as the Navy-sponsored Guam Militia. The slingstone is an established emblem of Guam. Red, white and blue represent Guam’s colors.

Crest

The crest is that of the Guam Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 29 September 1993. It was amended to correct the colors of the wreath on 28 August 2013.





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