149TH ANTIAIRCRAFT ARTILLERY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS BATTALION
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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 overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules, issuing from base chevronwise two lightning flashes Or, in chief a bob burst Proper. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed “ARMIS TERRA ET COELUM” in Black letters.

Symbolism
The shield is red for Artillery. The burst and the lightning flashes denote the results of fast upward action and mobility of the unit. The motto translates to “Arms on the Ground and in the Skies.”

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 13 February 1952. It was rescinded on 16 June 1961.




Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

Blazon

Shield

Gules, issuing from base chevronwise two lightning flashes Or, in chief a bob burst Proper.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.

Motto

ARMIS TERRA ET COELUM (Arms on the Ground and in the Skies).

Symbolism

Shield

The shield is red for Artillery. The burst and the lightning flashes denote the results of fast upward action and mobility of the unit.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 13 February 1952. It was rescinded on 16 June 1961.





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