9TH AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per fess enhanced dovetailed of one Azure and Vert, a barrulet dovetailed of one Gules, overall a cavalry soldier equipped Proper grasping in his dexter hand a sabre bendwise sinister Gray emitting from the tip in chief four lightning bolts arcing to base Or and mounted on a horse courant Sable garnished of the fourth, all within a diminished border of the sixth.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "9TH AIR SUPT OPS SQ" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "FOLLOW MY LEAD" 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 dovetailed divider symbolizes the strong, interlocking relationship between the Army and the Air Force. The mounted cavalry soldier alludes to the joint cooperation and interoperability between those two organizations. The four arced lightning flashes signify speed, agility, swiftness and the courage of Squadron members. They also denote the integrated close air support through ground-to-air and air-to-ground communications throughout the world.






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