17TH TEST SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a globe Celeste gridlined Argent, surmounted by a scale Or, trays Silver Gray fimbriated of the third, overall a flight symbol ascending palewise of the fifth; all within a narrow Yellow border.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "EX SCIENTIA VERA" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "17TH TEST SQUADRON" in Yellow 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 suggests the worldwide scope of the unit's test results. The balance scale symbolizes the impartial and independent assessments of systems performance when weighed against the parent command's mission. The flight symbol represents the systems tested. The Latin motto "EX SCIENTIA VERA" translates to "From Knowledge Truth," in English.






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