6th Battalion, 56th Artillery (HAWK)

HAWK Unit Crest

US Army HAWK Missile Unit Crest

The Air Defense Artillery branch descended from the Anti-Aircraft Artillery (part of the Coast Artillery) into a separate branch on 20 June 1968. On 1 December 1968, the ADA branch was authorized to wear modified Artillery insignia, crossed field guns with missile.

The branch motto is "First to fire” patron saint is Saint Barbara, and unofficial mascot the Oozlefinch.

Oozle's motto is "If it flies, it dies. Blazing skies." reinforcing the purpose of the Air Defense Artillery.






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