404TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia

Description
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Buff, a saltire Sable debruised by two chevronels in fret Argent interlaced by an annulet Gules. Attached above the shield a Red scroll doubled and inscribed “IRON EAGLE PROVIDERS” in Silver.

Symbolism
Buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally used by Support units. Red is emblematic of action and valor; the black saltire represents support and solidity. The chevrons and rings are interlaced to symbolize cooperation and teamwork. They form the illusion of a target siting and a helicopter landing pad, underscoring the aviation support mission of the unit.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 18 June 1996.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Buff, a saltire Sable debruised by two chevronels in fret Argent interlaced by an annulet Gules.

Crest

None.

Motto

IRON EAGLE PROVIDERS.

Symbolism

Shield

Buff and scarlet are the colors traditionally used by Support units. Red is emblematic of action and valor; the black saltire represents support and solidity. The chevrons and rings are interlaced to symbolize cooperation and teamwork. They form the illusion of a target siting and a helicopter landing pad, underscoring the aviation support mission of the unit.

Crest

None.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 18 June 1996.





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