7TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc as a globe Celeste gridlined Azure, charged in base with a fist Or detailed of the second, palm affronté grasping a double-edged sword of the last, hilt to base Verte, pommel and hand guard Argent, above and between two convexly arched olive branches in saltire of the fourth, banded of three of the third and detailed Sable, overall a lightning bolt in fess, ends truncated White; all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "7TH AIRLIFT 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 design is that of the unit's original squadron, the 7th Transportation Squadron, that was redesignated the 7th Troop Carrier Squadron, pursuant to War Department letter, AG 320.2 dated 4 July 1943. The lightning bolt symbolizes the speed and lightning stroke of airborne operations. The sword denotes the unit's strength and readiness to defend, while the olive branch alludes to peacetime.






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