45TH FIGHTER SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Or, a hawk volant Brun, detailed Sable, garnished Azure and Vert, eyed and taloned Argent, charged with a bolt of the last, between two spears Azure, detailed Sable, within an inner border of the last, bordered of the second; all within a narrow Black border.

Attached below the disc, a Gold Brown scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "45TH FIGHTER SQUADRON" in Black 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 diving hawk signifies the P-36 Hawk and the P-40 Warhawk that the 45th Squadron flew during WWII. The thunderbolt upon the wing of the hawk signifies the Squadron's current aircraft, the A-10 Thunderbolt. The blue spears above and below the bird signify the sky and illustrate the attacker diving from above in pursuit of an air-to-ground kill. Gold Brown honors the 45th Fighter Squadron's combat history and Indian heritage. Emerald signifies the tail flash of the WW II fighters. White signifies speed of attack, the kill capability inherent in the hawk and the A-10. Black signifies strength, might, and determination--the ability to fly, fight, and return home safely.






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