688TH INFORMATION OPERATIONS WING
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Gules, a globe enhanced Azure, gridlined Argent surmounted by a mullet of the last, fimbriated Or, overall four lightning flashes saltirewise of the like; all within a diminished bordure of the fourth.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "688TH INFORMATION OPERATIONS WING" in Blue letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The globe represents the Wing's commitment to worldwide support of air, sea, and land forces with information necessary to defend the peace. The star symbolizes the Wing's joint nature to provide combat effective information to all sources in any application of force. The five points of the star denote the primary functions of the Wing to provide combat support, databases, analyses, securities, and acquisition and testing support. The lightning bolts stand for the unit's history of work in the electromagnetic spectrum and the Wing's mission to control and protect during contingencies and war.






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