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On a disc Argent, the caricature of a tortoise membered Vert, eyed of the field detailed Azure shell Gules, garnished and winged as an aircraft Or, corded of the like to secure four boxes Celeste shaded of the third, the head equipped with earphones of the last, all within a narrow border of the fourth.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "701ST AIRLIFT SQ" in Red letters.


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 turtle represents the reliable and trustworthy performance in safe and sure delivery; the load he carries indicates the troop carrier mission of hauling cargo and transporting troops; the earphones symbolize the constant alertness and attention to duty required of assigned combat crews.

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