Insignia of the California State Military Forces
Battalion (Aircraft Repair)
20 June 1969 for 217th Transportation Battalion.
The wheel is the symobol of transportation and, together with
the wings, refer to the battalion's transportation aircraft maintenance
and supply general support mission. The wheel also indicated
the unit's function as a hub, for providing repair part and maintaining
reserve stocks of aircraft and aircraft armament repair parts.
The unit's location in California is represented by the sun from
the crest of the California Army National Guard. Two wings, one wheel, and seven rays of the sun refer
to the unit's numerical desgnation.