Da Kine in the steps of Ute-Free Rach

Part of Da Kine’s new assignment is helping split off the support unit he is with from the 25 ID (l) to a self-sustained indepedent unit, the 45th Sustainment Brigade. As a newly created unit, they require their own special ID, their own colors as it were. But, who decides and designs the new colors?

Well, in this case, Da Kine did.

Below is the 25th’s unit patch and symbolism:

25th Infantry Division Patch (Old)

On a red taro leaf, 2 7/8 inches (7.30cm) in height, and 2 inches (5.08cm) in width at the widest point, with stem up, surrounded by a 1/8 inch (.32cm) yellow border, a yellow lightning flash per pale 1-13/16 inches (4.60cm) in height.
The taro leaf is indicative of the descent of the 25th Division from the Hawaiian Division, while the lightning flash is representative of the manner in which the Division performs its allotted assignments.

The old 45th Corps Support Group used the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) patch:

United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) patch

Da kine combined the two to create, submit and have approved:

45th Sustainment Brigade Patch (New)
On a scarlet rectangle arced at top and bottom with a yellow 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, between an eight pointed silver gray polestar highlighted white in dexter chief and a cluster of five silver gray stars with four points in the configuration of the Southern Cross Constellation in sinister base, a yellow lightning bolt throughout bend-sinister.
The color scarlet and the yellow lightning bolt recall the unit’s history with the 25th Infantry Division. The lightning bolt also symbolizes speed and quick response to provide support and combat services. Scarlet, a color used by support units, is the color of zeal and sacrifice and yellow (gold) is emblematic of high achievement. The compass rose indicates guidance, leadership and the ability to deploy worldwide. The compass rose and the Southern Cross Constellation together highlight the organization’s mission to provide logistics throughout the world.

Good job Da Kine. We are all glad to see that Art History degree finally being used in the Army.

~ by kinshay on 2005-12-25.

No Responses Yet to “Da Kine in the steps of Ute-Free Rach”

  1. Is it true Da Kine you were partially inspired by Jake’s Ink?

  2. Technically speaking it isn’t official yet, but that is what the Institute of Heraldry sent back, so some sort of Act of Congress would have to come down for it to not be official.

  3. Compass Roses are the coolest.

  4. I know you are going to think this is bizarre, but when I first read the title and saw the top graphic, I thought it was a *tribute* to Ute-Free Rach, like some super-hero girl-power thing.

  5. From the desk of Ute-free super girl:
    I am so proud… so proud.

  6. bite me bizzy, i burned a cd of the 1st xfm show from may and listened to it on the way to see shay, miracles, and JTY last night. we watched forty-year-old virgin last night which was, in the words of narnie, high-sterical. especially the bonus features, etc.

  7. From Urbandictionary.com:

    1. cincinatti bow-tie

    From the movie The Forty Year-Old Virgin.

    This is the official definition from the director/co-writer, Judd Apatow: You shit on someone’s chest (or someone shits on yours) and you smush it all around with your ass cheeks, leaving a bow-tie shaped shit-smear.

    I’ll stop using this in mixed company.

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