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185TH Support Battalion - D5794
185TH SUPPORT BATTALION Distinctive Unit Insignia ** Sold in Pairs

Description/Blazon A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a red olla enclosed by a gold band inscribed in its lower portion, "TO SERVE THE WARRIOR" in blue letters. On the red olla is a gold hawk's head above a gold crossed key and sword, and in base a white arch with blue capstone. Symbolism, and in base a white arch with blue capstone.

Symbolism: The red olla and hawk's head are adapted from the shoulder sleeve insignia of the Headquarters State Area Command, Iowa Army National Guard, and refers to the unit's location. The crossed sword and key allude to the capabilities of the unit. The capstone refers to the former unit's mission: supply and service. The arch is a symbol of the unit's support of the soldier through its services. The state of Iowa is represented by the blue and red, adapted from the Iowa State flag. The hawk's head refers to the state of Iowa's well-known sobriquet, "The Hawkeye State."

Background The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 134th Supply and Service Battalion on 18 March 1986. It was redesignated with the description and symbolism revised for the 185th Support Battalion on 13 March 1994. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2000, for the 134th Quartermaster Battalion. The insignia was redesignated for the 185th Support Battalion on 10 October 2006.

185TH Support Battalion - D5794

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