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USA Training Center (Fort Jackson) Patch. Alpha Units. US Army

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Description
On a light blue lozenge-shaped embroidered device with rounded corners, a yellow reversed chevron surmounted by a black torch with red outer flame and yellow inner flame, surmounted by two diagonally crossed black rifles, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/8 inches (5.40 cm) in width by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in length.

Symbolism
The reversed chevron denotes a “V” signifying “Victory,” which alludes to Fort Jackson’s historical motto “Victory Starts Here.” The torch symbolizes knowledge and the military training gained during the transformation from civilian to soldier. Black denotes constancy. The crossed rifles signify teamwork. The Infantry blue and rifles represent the principles of ground combat, which provide the foundation for training warriors and developing military skills.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 20 February 2007. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-915)

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