Leilehua’s Mulbury Designs Logo
By SGT. JESSICA DUVERNAY
25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
Leilehua High School and Wheeler Army Airbase’s 6th Cavalry Regiment unveiled its new logo May 6 that was designed by Leilehua junior Maxwell Mulbury.
The process started seven months ago when the regiment approached the school proposing 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 squadron commander. Lt. Col. George Ferido. “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, open to the entire school, gained the interest of several art students who submitted designs for judging.
“There were just a few really good designs that came through, and we were pleased when that came about,” said art teacher Lawrence Taguba.
The squadron’s leadership selected the winning logo from among the submissions. The designs were anonymous during judging.
Mulbury’s design was chosen for its 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 said. “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 cal 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,” Ferido said. “It also represents the division that we belong to, and it’s the spirit our soldiers have being a part of this great division.”