NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Light Blue, a globe Argent with land masses Azure encircled by two orbits saltirewise and one in pale terminating into a missile all Or, on a chief Gules fimbriated of the fourth the Wright Flyer of the second; all within a diminished bordure of the fourth.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE" 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 emblem is symbolic of the museum which began operations in 1923, displays the national colors, and has become the largest and most complete military aeronautical museum in the world. Here are preserved the glorious traditions and records of flight from the Wright Brothers to man's progress into the supersonic age.






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