1034th Support Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard

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1034TH SUPPORT BATTALION, IOWA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Arms of 1034th Support Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard

(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
Arms of 1034th Support Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard

(Distinctive Unit Insignia)

Official blazon

Shield: Gules (Brick Red) a ship's wheel Or garnished Gules surmounted by a key bendwise sinister, ward to dexter and upward and a saber, point down, in saltire of the second, surmounted by an escutcheon per pale Azure and of the third, a pale Argent.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Iowa Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules (Brick Red), a hawk's head erased Proper.
Motto: Support the Warrior.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A stylized circular jar-shaped gold color metal and brick-red enamel device 1 1/6 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of a gold hawk's head with brick red details, a ship's wheel with gold spokes and red wheel surmounted by a diagonally crossed gold key, ward pointing to the left and and pointing up and a gold saber, point ot the right and down, surmounted in the middle by a small shield with vertical blue, white and red bands. Attached around the advice a blue designation scroll inscribed at the bottom "SUPPORT THE WARRIOR" in Gold.

Origin/meaning

The Sabre symbolises combat readiness. Together with the Key and Ship's Wheel it symbolises Support to the Warriors. The small shield (escutcheon) symbolises Defence, the colours are taken from the Flag of Iowa.

The Coat 0f Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 10 October 2006.


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