1ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per cross Gules and Sable, a fesswise chain of five links between four saltirewise lightning bolts Or, overall a palewise dagger Argent (Silver Gray); all within a narrow border Yellow.

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

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "1 SOCS" 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 four quarters represent the four corners of the globe and emphasize the importance of worldwide communication. The lightning bolts represent speed and accuracy which are necessary for the success of the mission of providing communication. The chain embodies security and strength. The dagger represents Special Operations Forces and ties the unit to 1st SOW and AFSOC. The motto, "SCIENTIA CELERITAS VALENS," translates in English to "SCIENCE SWIFTNESS STRENGTH."






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