63 Aviation Brigade
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a shield-shaped embroidered item the top angled and coming to a point, blazoned as follows: Argent, a Pegasus rampant Sable; on a chief enarched Azure mulletty of the first, an arrowhead Tenné charged with a mullet of the first; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border of the last. Overall dimensions are 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width and 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in length.
Blue and orange are the colors traditionally associated with the Aviation units. The Pegasus symbolizes the Brigade’s mission of flight and alludes to the unit’s location, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. The arched blue chief suggests the horizon and the 63d Aviation’s determination to accomplish any mission. The arrowhead with star signifies readiness and constancy, pointing up indicating the direction to a higher standard. The two rows of stars, six and three, indicate the number “63,” the Brigade’s designation.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 20 July 2007. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-934)
Distinctive Unit Insignia
A Silver colored metal and enamel device blazoned as follows: Per chevron enarched Azure and Gris, on an arrowhead throughout counterchanged in chief a demi-Pegasus issuant Sable and in base a mulletty of the second. Attached to the sides and below the device a Red scroll inscribed “UNBRIDLED THUNDER” in Silver. Overall dimensions are 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height.
Blue is the color traditionally associated with the Aviation units. The shield represents defense. The arrowhead signifies readiness; pointing up, indicates the spirit of the aviation mission. The Pegasus symbolizes the Brigade’s mission of flight, alluding to the unit’s location, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. The stars suggest constancy; the two rows of stars, six and three, allude to the number “63,” the Brigade’s designation
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 August 2007.
Combat Service Identification Badge
A silver color metal and enamel device 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height consisting of a design similar to the shoulder sleeve insignia.