134th Aviation Regiment, Nebraska Army National Guard

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Coat of arms (crest) of 134th Aviation Regiment, Nebraska Army National Guard

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Azure (Ultramarine Blue), on a pile Celeste edged Or an eagle, wings extended of the last between a corona above of nine mullets Argent and issuing below from the eagle’s body two lightning flashes Gules fimbriated Or.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Nebraska Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure (Ultramarine Blue) an ear of corn in full ear, partially husked, Proper.
Motto: APPUGNO FORMIDO (Fight Against Terror).

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of an Ultramarine Blue disc bordered Green charged with a Celeste Blue pentagon superimposed by a Gold eagle with wings extended beneath a corona of nine Gold stars; at top and bottom of the device two motto scrolls, inscribed at top “APPUGNO” and in base “FORMIDO” in Scarlet letters.


Shield: Blue and Celeste represent Aviation, the eagle symbolizes the United States’ commitment to combating worldwide terrorism. It displays eleven groupings of feathers and along with the nine white stars above recalls the 9-11 attacks of 2001. The two lightning flashes refer to the twin towers of the World Trade Center and signify immediate American response to the attacks. The Celeste Blue pile symbolizes attack from the sky. Scarlet denotes courage and sacrifice and along with blue and the stars represents the United States and National Flag.

Distinctive Unit Insignia: The eagle represents United States vigilance and resolve in combating terrorist activity worldwide. The nine stars and eleven groupings of feathers on the eagle symbolize the attacks of 9-11 on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001. The two motto scrolls represent the fallen twin towers of 9-11, the green border and pentagon commemorate the terrorists’ victims in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. Gold and scarlet signify excellence and sacrifice, respectively. The motto translates to “Fight Against Terror.”

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia was approved on 11 January 2007.

Literature: Images and Information from The Institute of Heraldry, US Army