units of the United States Armed Forces have distinctive mottoes. Such mottoes are used in order to "reflect and reinforce" each unit's values and traditions. Mottoes are used by both military branches and smaller units. While some mottoes are official, others are unofficial.  Some appear on unit patches, such as the U.S. Army's : 68–69 distinctive unit insignia.
The use of mottoes is as old as the U.S. military itself. A general order issued by
George Washington on February 20, 1776, when he was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, directed that "it is necessary that every Regiment should be furnished with Colours" and the "Number of the Regiment is to be mark'd on the Colours, and such a Motto, as the Colonel may choose, in fixing upon which, the General advises a Consultation amongst them." 
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Adjutant General's Corps - Defend and Serve  4th Adjutant General Battalion -
High Above the Rest  6th Adjutant General Battalion -
Train Defend Serve  14th Adjutant General Battalion -
Victory Through Excellence  30th Adjutant General Battalion -
Meeting the Challenge  39th Adjutant General Battalion -
Excellence Starts Here  42d Adjutant General Battalion -
Impolite Militem (Start the Soldier)  43d Adjutant General Battalion -
Soldiers for Freedom  46th Adjutant General Battalion -
Begin with the Best  67th Adjutant General Battalion -
Prepared and Able  95th Adjutant General Battalion -
Soldiering Starts Here  120th Adjutant General Battalion -
We Set the Example  369th Adjutant General Battalion - Army Pride  Airborne
XVIII Airborne Corps - Sky Dragons  71st Airborne Brigade -
Go Texans Go 
82nd Airborne Division - "All the way! or Death from Above 82nd Airborne Division Artillery -
Mass the Fire  118th Military Police Company (ABN) -
Heaven Sent, Hell Bent! The Mighty Mighty
101st Airborne Division - Rendezvous with Destiny  101st Airborne Division Artillery -
De Nubibus (From the Clouds)  Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne -
Wings of Destiny  173th Airborne Brigade -
Sky Soldiers  16th Air Traffic Control Battalion -
Voice to the Skies  29th Air Traffic Control Battalion -
Vector to Victory  58th Air Traffic Control Battalion -
Deconflict Lead the Way  59th Air Traffic Control Battalion -
Voice of Control  125th Air Traffic Control Battalion - Voice of the Aviation  Armored
1st Aviation Regiment - Super Primum 
2d Aviation Regiment - Excelsus (Lofty) 
3d Aviation Regiment - Ex Alis Pugnamus (We Fight on Wings) 
4th Aviation Regiment - Vigilantia Aeterna (Eternal Vigilance)  5th Aviation Regiment -
Acute and Alert  7th Aviation Battalion -
Lucky Seven  8th Aviation Battalion -
To the Sound of Guns  9th Aviation -
Anytime Anywhere  10th Aviation Battalion -
Soldiers of the Sky 
110th Aviation Brigade (formerly 10th Aviation Group) - Will Do  11th Aviation Battalion -
Exempla Proponere (To Set Forth Examples)  11th Aviation Group -
We Make the Difference  12th Aviation Group -
Ad Excelsum Conamur (Strive for Excellence)  13th Aviation Battalion -
Swift and Deadly (formerly: Shield of the Mekong)  14th Aviation Battalion -
Versatility  15th Aviation Group -
Flying Mustangs  16th Aviation Battalion -
Parati Respondere (Ready to Respond)  16th Aviation Group -
Born in Battle  17th Aviation Brigade -
Freedom's Eagles  18th Aviation Battalion -
Swift Mobility  19th Aviation Battalion -
Mobilitas (Mobility)  20th Aviation Battalion -
Peak of Performance  21st Aviation Battalion -
Peace and War  22d Aviation Battalion -
Proud and Professional  24th Aviation -
Ever Watchful  25th Aviation -
Lele Makou No Ma Pauli (We Fly for the Troops)  28th Aviation -
The Eye of an Eagle  29th Division -
29 Let's Go 31st Aviation Group -
That We May Serve  32d Aviation Group -
Talons of Victory  33d Aviation Brigade -
Into Combat We Fly  33d Aviation Group -
Pride Courage Valor  140th Aviation -
Cura et Perfectio (Accuracy and Perfection)  45th Aviation Battalion -
We Try Harder  46th Aviation Battalion -
Over and Above  532d Aviation Battalion -
Support Everywhere  55th Aviation Battalion - 'Wings of Victory  Infantry
U.S. Army Infantry School - Follow Me 
1st Infantry Division - No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great, Duty First 
2nd Infantry Division - Second to None 
3rd Infantry Division - Latin: Nous Resterons La, 'We Shall Remain There' lit. 
4th Infantry Division - Steadfast and Loyal 
7th Infantry Division - Light, Silent, and Deadly 
10th Mountain Division - Climb to Glory 
25th Infantry Division - Tropic Lightning 
28th Infantry Division - Roll On 
29th Infantry Division - 29 Let's Go
34th Infantry Division- ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!
1st Infantry Regiment - Latin: Semper Primus, 'Always First' lit. 
2nd Infantry Regiment - Latin: Noli Me Tangere, 'Touch me not' lit. 
3rd Infantry Regiment - Latin: Noli Me Tangere, 'Touch me not' lit.
4th Infantry Regiment - Latin: Noli Me Tangere, 'Touch me not' lit.
5th Infantry Regiment - I'll Try, Sir
6th Infantry Regiment - Unity is Strength
7th Infantry Regiment - Latin: Volens et Potens, 'Willing and Able' lit.
8th Infantry Regiment - Latin: Patriae Fidelitas, 'Loyalty to Country' lit.
9th Infantry Regiment - Keep Up The Fire!
10th Infantry Regiment - Courage and Fidelity
13th Infantry Regiment - Forty rounds
15th Infantry Regiment - Can do
20th Infantry Regiment - To The Limit of Our Ability
75th Ranger Regiment - Latin: Sua Sponte, 'Of Their Own Accord' lit.
133rd Infantry Regiment- Old French: Avauncez, 'Advance!' lit.
197th Infantry Brigade (United States) - Forever Forward!
442nd Infantry Regiment - Go for broke
501st Infantry Regiment - Geronimo!
502nd Infantry Regiment - Strike
503rd Infantry Regiment - The Rock
504th Infantry Regiment - Strike Hold
505th Infantry Regiment - H-Minus
506th Infantry Regiment - Cherokee: Currahee, '"Stand alone" or "Stand alone together"' lit.
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment - Down to Earth
508th Infantry Regiment - Fury From the Sky 509th Infantry Regiment - All The Way U.S. Air Force
United States Air Force - Aim High... Fly, Fight, Win
Alaskan Air Command - Top Cover for America 
Strategic Air Command - Peace is Our Profession  
1st Special Operations Wing - Any Time, Any Place 
1st Tactical Fighter Wing - Aut Vincere Aut Mori (Conquer or Die) 
2d Bomb Wing - Libertatem Defendimus (Liberty We Defend) 
4th Tactical Fighter Wing - Fourth But First 
5th Bomb Wing - Kiai O Ka Lewa (Guardians of the Upper Realm) 
6th Air Mobility Wing (formerly 6th Strategic Wing) - Parati Defendere (Ready to Defend) 
7th Bomb Wing - Mors Ab Alto (Death From Above) 
8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Attaquez et Conquerez (Attack and Conquer) 
9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing - Semper Paratus (Always Ready) 
10th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Argus (Ceaseless Watch) 
11th Air Refueling Wing - Progresso Sine Timore Aut Praejudicio (Progress without Fear or Prejudice) 
12th Flying Training Wing - Spiritus Omnia Vincet (The Spirit Conquers All) 
14th Flying Training Wing - Day and Night—Peace and War 
15th Air Base Wing - None. From 1942 to 1992, the motto was Prosequor Alis (I Pursue with Wings). In December 1992, the Air Force Historical Research Agency approved the wing commander's request to delete the motto since it was no longer applicable to the unit's mission.  
17th Bombardment Wing - Toujours Au Danger (Ever Into Danger) 
18th Tactical Fighter Wing - Unguibus et Rostro (With Talons and Beak) 
19th Airlift Wing (formerly 19th Bombardment Wing) - In Alis Vincimus (On Wings We Conquer) 
20th Tactical Fighter Wing - Victory By Valor 
21st Composite Wing - Fortitudo et Preparatio (Strength and Preparedness) 
22d Air Refueling Wing (formerly 22d Bombardment Wing) - Ducemus (We Lead) 
23d Tactical Fighter Wing - Flying Tigers: Gentle Paws—Sharp Claws 
24th Special Operations Wing (formerly 24th Composite Wing) - Los Profesionales (The Professionals) 
25th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Guard With Power 
26th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Saber Es Poder (Knowledge is Power) 
27th Special Operations Wing (formerly 27th Tactical Fighter Wing) - Intelligent Strength 
28th Bombardment Wing - Guardian of the North 
31st Tactical Fighter Wing - Return With Honor 
33rd Tactical Fighter Wing - Fire From the Clouds 
35th Tactical Fighter Wing - Attack to Defend 
36th Tactical Fighter Wing - Prepared to Prevail 
37th Tactical Fighter Wing - Defender of the Crossroads 
38th Flying Training Wing - Valor With Progress 
42d Air Base Wing (formerly 42d Bombardment Wing) - Aethera Nobis (The Skies for Us) 
43d Strategic Wing - Willing, Able, Ready 
44th Missile Wing (formerly 44th Strategic Missile Wing (ICBM—Minuteman)) - Aggressor Beware 
46th Test Wing (formerly 46th Aerospace Defense Wing) - Support 
48th Tactical Fighter Wing - Statute de La Liberte (The Statute of Liberty) 
49th Tactical Fighter Wing - Tutor et Ultor (I Protect and Avenge) 
50th Tactical Fighter Wing - Master of the Sky 
51st Fighter Wing (formerly 51st Tactical Fighter Wing) - Leading the Charge (1993-present); Deftly and Swiftly (former motto)  
52d Tactical Fighter Wing - Seek, Attack, Destroy 
55th Wing (formerly 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing) - Videmus Omnia (We See All) 
56th Tactical Fighter Wing - Cave Tonitrum (Beware of the Thunderbolt) 
58th Tactical Training Wing - Non Revertar Inultus (I Will Not Return Unavenged) 
63d Military Airlift Wing - Omnia Ubique Semper (Anything, Anywhere, Anytime) 
66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Omnia Conspicimus (We Observe All) 
67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Lux ex Tenebris (Light from Darkness) 
68th Bombardment Wing - Follow Me 
70th Bombardment Wing - Strength Through Unity 
75th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing - Apperceptive 
76th Military Airlift Wing - Our Observation, Your Security 
78th Flying Training Wing - Above the Foe 
80th Flying Training Wing - Angels on Our Wings 
81st Tactical Fighter Wing - Le Nom Les Armes La Loyaute (The Name, the Arms, and Loyalty) 
82d Flying Training Wing - Adorimuini - Up and at 'em! 
84th Combat Sustainment Wing (formerly 84th Fighter-All Weather Wing) - Cursum Perfico (I Accomplish My Course) 
86th Tactical Fighter Wing - Virtus Perdurat (Courage Will Endure) 
89th Airlift Wing - Experto Crede (Trust One Who Has Had Experience) 
90th Missile Wing - Impavide (Undauntedly) 
91st Missile Wing - Poised for Peace 
92d Air Refueling Wing (formerly 92d Bombardment Wing) - Duplum Incolumitatis (Twofold Security) 
94th Airlift Wing - Minuteman Wing 
95th Strategic Wing - Justice with Victory 
96th Test Wing (formerly 96th Bombardment Wing) - E Sempre L'ora (It is Always the Hour) 
97th Air Mobility Wing (formerly 97th Bombardment Wing - Venit Hora (The Hour Has Come) 
98th Strategic Wing - Force for Freedom 
99th Bombardment Wing - Caveant Aggressores (Let Aggressors Beware) 
100th Air Refueling Wing - Peace Through Strength 
146th Airlift Wing - The Hollywood Guard 
301st Air Refueling Wing - Who Fears? 
302d Airlift Wing (formerly 302d Tactical Airlift Wing) - Justem et Tenacem (Just and Resolute) 
303d Aeronautical Systems Wing (formerly 303d Bombardment Wing) - Might in Flight 
305th Air Mobility Wing (formerly 305th Air Refueling Wing) - Can Do 
582d Air Resupply and Communications Wing - Libertas Per Veritatem (Freedom Through Truth) 
306th Strategic Wing - Abundance of Strength 
308th Armament Systems Wing - Non Sibi Sed Aliis (Not for Self, But for Others)  316th Tactical Airlift Wing - Valor Without Arms  National Guard
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