450th Transportation Battalion (Mvt Ctrl)(EAC)
The Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the 450th Transportation Battalion was constituted 22 April 1991 in the Army Reserve as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 450th Transportation Battalion. It was activated 16 September 1991 at Manhattan, Kansas. The 450th Transportation Battalion is headquartered at the U.S. Army Reserve Training Center, Manhattan, KS.
The 450th Transportation Battalion returned home 20 May 1998after an eight-month deployment in Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia. Their battalion was stationed at an old Soviet MiG air base that now is used by Americans and Hungarians. The battalion headquarters is used as an intermediate staging base for the reception and onward movement of US personnel and equipment in the Bosnia Theater area of operations.
The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 9 June 1998, consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules (Brick Red), a wheel Sable rims and spokes Or and overall issuing from base a broadarrow of the last. Attached below the shield is a black scroll inscribed "STRENGTH THROUGH MOVEMENT" in gold. Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used by Transportation units. The wheel is adapted from the insignia of branch and alludes to the mission of the battalion. The broadarrow denotes movement, swiftness and accuracy.
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