101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, US Army
101ST AVIATION BRIGADE, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION, US ARMY
Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches in height overall consisting of a black winged bald eagle, beak, legs and talons gold, alighting on the top of an open white parachute with gold rigging, all on a light blue area enclosed by a continuous black scroll lined gold arched across the top, tapered inwardly, reversed to the gold side in a convex arc around the base bearing the inscription "WINGS OF DESTINY" in black letters.
The eagle depicts the unit’s strike capability and with the parachute symbolizes the historical uniting of Army Aviation with the Airborne. The black and gold scroll refers to the 101st Division’s colors (parent of the unit); light blue represents the sky.
The insignia was originally approved from the 101st Aviation Group on 22 October 1969; redesignated with description and symbolism revised, for the Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division on 3 April 1986 to become effective on 17 August 1986.
Literature: Image and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.
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