138TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a chevronel Gules issuing from base a lightning bolt palewise of the like, a chief enhanced arched, nebuly Azure. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed ďRISING TO THE DEFENSEĒ in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors associated with Air Defense Artillery. The nebuly or stylized cloud shapes and blue represent the unitís theatre of attack. The chevron symbolizes support. The lightning bolt together with the chevron pointing up emphasizes attack and pinpoints accuracy and underscores the unitís motto.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 22 November 1989.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Or, a chevronel Gules issuing from base a lightning bolt palewise of the like, a chief enhanced arched, nebuly Azure.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Indiana Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, a demi-lion rampant Argent, holding in dexter paw a laurel branch Vert.

Motto

RISING TO THE DEFENSE.

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet and yellow are the colors associated with Air Defense Artillery. The nebuly or stylized cloud shapes and blue represent the unitís theatre of attack. The chevron symbolizes support. The lightning bolt together with the chevron pointing up emphasizes attack and pinpoints accuracy and underscores the unitís motto.

Crest

The crest is that of the Indiana Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 22 November 1989.





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