ShieldGules, on a pile Or voided of the field a stand of grape of the second, in nombril point an annulet counterchanged.
CrestThat for the regiments and separate battalions of the Virginia Army National Guard: On a wreath of the floors Or and Gules, “Virtus the genius of the Commonwealth dressed as an Amazon, resting on a spear with one hand and holding a sword in the other; and treading on Tyranny, represented by a man prostrate, a crown falling from his head, a broken chain in his left hand and a scourge in his right” all Proper.
MottoPOTENTIA MURI LAPIDI (Strength Or Might Of A Stone Wall).
ShieldThe colors scarlet and yellow are used for Artillery. The ring around the poi8nt of the “V” symbolizes the unit’s home station of Manassas, historically Manassas Junction, an important rail center during the War Between the States. The stand of grape is for the customary front line mission of field artillery.
CrestThe crest is that of the Virginia Army National Guard.
The coat of arms was originally approved for the 280th Field Artillery Battalion on 7 January 1958. It was redesignated for the 280th Artillery Regiment on 9 May 1960.