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The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Patch. US Army

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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Description
On a scarlet shield arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height, is a yellow stylized missile centered vertically between two diverging and widening yellow stripes with three five-pointed yellow stars above the left stripe and one five-pointed yellow star above the right stripe. The entire shield is surrounded with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Symbolism
The stylized missile represents the types of weapon systems employed by the Brigade; the sets of three stars and one star, its numerical designation of “31st;” and the yellow stripes represent radar beams employed for detection and acquisition. Scarlet and yellow are the colors used for Artillery.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 23 October 1975. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-590)

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