486th Civil Affairs Battalion
The distinctive unit insignia for the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion was approved on 11 March 1998. Purple and white represent the Civil Affairs organization. The Indian shield symbolizes defense and refers to Oklahoma, the unit's home state. The parchment scroll alludes to the Civil Affairs mission. The olive branch, adapted from the State flag, is a further reference to Oklahoma and signifies peace. White and green denote integrity and growth, black indicates forcefulness and strength.
The Battalion's coat of arms was approved on 11 March 1998. The branch colors purple and white represent the Civil Affairs organization. The Indian shield represents defense and refers to the unit's home state and its cultural traditions. The Civil Affairs mission is symbolized by the parchment scroll. The olive branch denotes the quest for peace and is derived from that used on the State flag of Oklahoma. White and green signify respectively integrity and growth.
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