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5th Aviation Regiment (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

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5th Aviation Regiment (United States Army) STICKER Die-Cut Vinyl Decal

Spice up your MacBook, Laptop, Car, Water bottle or any other flat smooth surface with this full color glossy laminated decal. This decal is solvent printed on 6mil vinyl with a 1.5mil layer of laminate to protect from water, UV and scratches. Printed in the USA.

Description/Blazon

A Silver color metal and enamel device consisting of a shield blazoned:  Azure, issuing in fess point a pair of stylized wings displayed Argent and overall a fleam abased Tenné fimbriated of the second.  Attached below the shield a Silver scroll inscribed "ACUTE AND ALERT" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors traditionally associated with Aviation.  The wings allude to aviation; the fleam, a heraldic lancet, represents the combat activities of the 1st Aviation Battalion as a Reconnaissance Troop during World War II.  It is also symbolic of the numerical designation and the five battle honors awarded the 5th Aviation Battalion for service in World War II.


Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 5th Aviation Battalion on 22 May 1962.  It was amended to change the colors of the shield and revised the symbolism on 22 April 1983.  The insignia was redesignated effective 16 November 1987, for the 5th Aviation Regiment with the description and symbolism revised.