Air Assault Badge
An oxidized silver badge 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) in height and 1 17/32 inches
(3.89 cm) in width, consisting of a helicopter, frontal view, superimposed upon
a pair of stylized wings displayed and curving inward
The wings suggest flight and together with the helicopter symbolize
individual skills and qualifications in assault landings utilizing the
See Army Regulation 600-8-22, Military Awards.
The Air Assault Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 18
January 1978, for Army-wide wear by individuals who successfully completed Air
Assault training after 1 April 1974. The badge had previously been approved as
the Airmobile Badge authorized for local wear by the Commander of the 101st
Airborne Division, effective 1 April 1974.
A subdued badge is authorized in a flat black metal finish.
A miniature badge, 7/16 inch (1.11 cm) in height and 7/8 inch (2.22 cm) in
width is authorized.