The wings suggest flight and together with the helicopter symbolize
individual skills and qualifications in assault landings utilizing
Awarded by commanders of divisions and separate brigades to individuals
who satisfactorily complete an air assault training course in accordance
with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Commandís Standardized Air
Assault Core Program of Instruction. Also authorized for any individual
who has satisfactorily completed the Standard Air Assault Course when
assigned or attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
since 1 April 1974.
The Air Assault Badge was approved by the Chief of Staff, Army, on 18 January
1978, for Army-wide wear by individuals who successfully completed Air Assault
training after 1 April 1974. The badge had previously been approved as the
Airmobile Badge authorized for local wear by the Commander of the 101st
Airborne Division, effective 1 April 1974.
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