115th Field Artillery Brigade, Wyoming Army National Guard
115TH FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE, WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a scarlet square one corner up a 1/8 inch (.32cm) yellow border 3 1/2 inches (8.89cm) in height and width overall, a yellow sunburst superimposed by the black silhouette of a bucking bronco and rider.
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall consisting of a fleur-de-lis divided vertically blue and red surmounting the shafts of eleven radiating gold arrows on a red arched background, the arrowheads alternately within and extending beyond the arched background, and in front two blue wavy bands in base, the ends curving upwards and terminating at the inner horizontal corners of the bottom arrowheads.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia: Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally associated with Field Artillery. The rayed sun, a symbol of excellence, gives the allusion of a shellburst, and also suggests the scenic wonders of Wyoming. The bucking bronco expresses the spirit, determination and heritage of the soldiers of the Wyoming Army National Guard.
Distinctive Unit Insignia: Scarlet and yellow (gold) are the colors used for Artillery. The eleven arrows represent the sum total of the campaigns credited the organization in four wars. The divided fleur-de-lis specifically commemorates service in Europe during World War I and World War II and the two wavy bands refer to the "War with Spain" and the Philippine Insurrection. The arrows further allude to the Indian heritage of Cheyenne, Wyoming, home area of the unit.
The Shoulder Sleeve Insignia was approved for the 115th Field Artillery Brigade on 9 June 1988. The Distinctive Unit Insignia was originally approved for the 115th Artillery Group on 21 July 1971. It was redesignated for the 115th Field Artillery Group on 5 June 1972. The Insignia was redesignated for the 115th Field Artillery Brigade on 12 June 1979. Literature: Images from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.