673D COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, beneath in chief a polestar Argent, shadowed Silver Gray, a winged lion rampant gardant Or, grasping in dexter forepaw a torch Brün, flamed Gules and of the fourth, the sinister paw grasping four lightning flashes of the sixth, encircled by a stylized lightning wreath of the fourth, all with a narrow border Blue.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "THE VOICE OF LIBERTY" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "673D COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON" 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 torch is symbolic of the freedom the unit protects, harkening back to the Statue of Liberty, and is symbolic of the signal fires used in ages past for communications and navigation. The four electronic flashes symbolize modern communications that allow for power projection to the four corners of the world. The electronic wreath symbolizes the superiority of the U.S. Armed Forces in the electronic domain, empowering victory. The pole star symbolizes dedication to the ideals of the Air Force and completing the mission.






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