834th Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard

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834TH SUPPORT BATTALION, MINNESOTA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

Coat of arms (crest) of the 834th Support Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard

Official blazon

Shield: Per bend Gules and Buff, a bend dovetailed per bend counterchanged between an eagle swooping Or and a demi-column issuant from base Argent.
Crest: That for regiments and separate battalions of the Minnesota Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Gules, a sheaf of wheat Proper.
Motto: Winged Warriors Support.

Distinctive Unit Insignia, Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Gules and Buff, a bend dovetailed per bend counterchanged between an eagle swooping Or and a demi-column issuant from base Argent. Attached below the shield a Black scroll inscribed "WINGED WARRIORS SUPPORT" in Gold.

Origin/meaning

Buff and Red are the colours of Support Units. The Dovetail symbolises Unit, Teamwork and Support. The Eagle allude to the Motto and to the Unit's Aviation support mission. The Column represent a reliable base of support.

The Coat of Arms and Distinctive Unit Insignia, was both approved on 6 March 2000.



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Literature: image from Wikimedia Commons and further Inforamtion for The Institute of Heraldry, US Army.