2D FIELD INVESTIGATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a globe Or, gridlined of the field, charged with a railroad lantern Sable, side window frames Gules, front pane and side light rays to dexter and sinister Argent, above two Sykes-Fairborn knives in saltire points to chief Gris (Silver Gray), hilts ringed of the third; all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "SUPERIOR SUPPORT STRATEGIC OPS" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "2D FIELD INVESTIGATIONS SQ" 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 globe symbolizes the world-wide coverage the unit provides. The number of knives, two, represent 2d Squadron. The types of knives, Sykes-Fairborn, embody the heritage established by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) which made the blades famous when engaging enemies in peace and war. The railroad lantern depicts lighting the way though knowledge reminiscent of the Office of Special Investigation (OSI) lamp emblems. The lantern also emphasizes the proper course that the unit must follow.






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