Local student designs CAV’s new logo, wins contest

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maxwell Mulbury (left), an 11th-grade student from Leilehua High School,  accepts his award from Lt. Col. George Ferido, squadron commander, 2nd Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., 25th CAB, at the unveiling ceremony for the squadron's new logo, May 6.                                                                                     The squadron's new logo will be present on all ammo cans for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Maxwell Mulbury (left), an 11th-grade student from Leilehua High School, accepts his award from Lt. Col. George Ferido, squadron commander, 2nd Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., 25th CAB, at the unveiling ceremony for the squadron’s new logo, May 6. The squadron’s new logo will be present on all ammo cans for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

 

 

Story and photo by
Sgt. Jessica DuVernay
25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Leilehua High School and the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, have unveiled a new logo.

It was designed by 11th grade student Maxwell Mulbury, May 6.
The process started seven months ago, when 2-6th Cav. approached the high school to propose an art contest to design a new logo to be painted on all of the unit’s aircraft.

“We told the art teacher that we were looking for a design that would represent our Warrior Ethos, the 25th Infantry Division and the mission of the scout helicopter, the OH-58D,” said Lt. Col. George Ferido, squadron commander. “We were trying to integrate the unit back into the community by doing a project where we could involve a local school.”

The art contest, while open to the entire school, gained the interest of several art students who submitted designs for judging.

“We got quite a few interested parties, although in the end, we just had a few designs,” said Lawrence Taguba, art teacher for Leilehua High School. “There were just a few really good designs that came through, and we were pleased when that came about.”

The logo

The logo

The squadron’s leadership selected the winning logo from the Leilehua High School student submissions. The designs were anonymous during judging.
Mulbury’s work was chosen because of his simple design that portrayed the division and the mission of the unit.

“When I thought about the qualifications for the design, I felt the best idea I could do was to show a Hawaiian warrior defending the island and incorporate the division as the shield for the warrior,” Mulbury explained. “It took me a few days, and I had a few pointers to get it right.”

The new squadron design will be stenciled on the squadron’s .50 caliber ammunition cans, which attach to the side of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.
“I think it is appropriate because of the warrior spirit and what it represents for the helicopter,” said Ferido.  “It also represents the division that we belong to, and it’s the spirit our Soldiers have being a part of this great division.”

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