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54th Field Artillery Brigade

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 29 July 1998, consisting of a scarlet vertical bar throughout with indented sides charged with a yellow field piece. Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Field Artillery. The field piece is adapted from the Field Artillery insignia of branch. The scarlet indented bar divides the background into two sections denoting military preparedness on all fronts.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 17 December 1997, consisting of a black arrowhead bearing a gold fleur-de-lis and flanked by two gold field pieces conjoined at top and all enclosed in base by a red wavy scroll inscribed "TO THE GUNS" in gold. Scarlet and yellow/gold are the colors traditionally used by artillery units. The field pieces form a chevron, a symbol of support, suggesting pin-point accuracy and underscoring the unit's mission. The two guns symbolize service in both World War I and World War II. The arrowhead is for the assault landing at Normandy, while the fleur-de-lis denotes campaigns in France. The wavy scroll suggests a river, commemorating service in the Rhineland.

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