8TH INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc quarterly Azure and Celeste, a sword point to sinister chief and a key ward upward and outward to dexter chief in saltire Or, detailed Nugget Gold, in an arc across the first and second quarters eight mullets, four and four, Argent detailed Sable; all within a narrow border Black.

Below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "8TH INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON" 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 sword represents the combat intelligence mission, the essential role of the Squadron. The key alludes to knowledge, as well as the security and secrecy with which the unit conducts operations and activities. The eight stars, the number of the Squadron, represent the airborne intelligence mission and carries forth the heritage of imagery units in the Air Force, traditionally represented by a star. The stars are seen visible against both a day and night sky, representing the day/night 24-hour mission of Air Force Intelligence.






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