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Heraldry and Insignia of the California State Military Forces
746th Support Battalion
(746th Quartermaster Battalion)
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Celeste (Light Blue), issuing from dexter chief, a lightning flash throughout bendwise Sable fimbriated Buff, surmounted with a key ward down, bendwise sinister of the last, overall a cutlass throughout point up, blade Or, hilt Sable fimbriated and detailed of the third. Attached below the shield a black motto scroll inscribed “FUEL FOR THE FIRE” in Gold letters.
 
Symbolism: Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by the Quartermaster units. The lightning flash represents speed and power, delivered by the unit. Black signifies the petroleum (fuel), supplied by the battalion. The key symbolizes the battalion’s mission of command, control and operational services, to assigned and/or attached Petroleum supply companies. The sword denotes the battalion’s military readiness and strength.
 
Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 30 December 2003. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2007, for the 746th Support Battalion.
 
Coat of Arms
 
Blazon:
Shield: Celeste (Light Blue), issuing from dexter chief, a lightning flash throughout bendwise Sable fimbriated Buff, surmounted with a key ward down, bendwise sinister of the last, overall a cutlass throughout point up, blade Or, hilt Sable fimbriated and detailed of the third.
Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Celeste (Light Blue), the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field all Proper.
Motto: FUEL FOR THE FIRE.
Symbolism:
Shield: Buff and light blue are the colors traditionally used by the Quartermaster units. The lightning flash represents speed and power, delivered by the unit. Black signifies the petroleum (fuel), supplied by the battalion. The key symbolizes the battalion’s mission of command, control and operational services, to assigned and/or attached Petroleum supply companies. The sword denotes the battalion’s military readiness and strength.
Crest: The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.
Background: The coat of arms was approved on 30 December 2003. It was redesignated effective 1 September 2007, for the 746th Support Battalion.
 


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