4TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Gules, a hurt surmounted within by a cloud formation Argent detailed Azure and a mule, wings extended throughout, Silver Gray detailed Sable, eye and tongue of the first, teeth and pupil of the second, packing a cargo box Or strapped with a belt of the fifth; all within a narrow border Black.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "4TH AIRLIFT SQ" in Black 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 clouds represent the unit's global airlift mission capability. The red circle signifies the courage, pride, and distinction of spirit of the men and women of the unit to deliver cargo anywhere, anytime. The winged mule symbolizes the Army Air Corps service heritage. The cargo box on the back of the mule is significant to the cargo, passenger, and aero-medical transportation capability and flexibility.






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