U.S. Army Aviation Center and School, A-1-250

U.S. Army Aviation Center and School, A-1-250

Description/Blazon
On a black bordered orange shield 2 inches (5.08cm) in width overall a black winged torch inflamed and detailed yellow.
Symbolism
Orange and black are the colors of The Army Aviation School. The aviation training mission of the school is denoted by the connected wings and flaming torch. The wings symbolize flight, which is taught by the school, and the flaming torch is symbolic of learning, accomplished by the school.
Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for The Army Aviation School on 14 Mar 1957. It was amended on 25 Apr 1958 to extend authorization for wear to the staff and faculty members of the schools and assigned student aviators. The insignia was redesignated on 20 Jul 1964 for the U.S. Army Aviation Center and the U.S. Army Aviation School.

(TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-250)

Subdued, Olive Drab, NSN: 8455-00-131-2119
  
Information & Plaques Courtesy of The Institute of Heraldry!!

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