30TH RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Gules, stylized Blackbird wings displayed and inverted foreshortened garnished Azure, eyed, beak and talons Argent (Silver Gray) detailed Sable, grasping a terrestrial globe of the last, land masses Argent gridlined Gules, in chief a mullet Or, all within a narrow border of the last.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "30TH RECONNAISSANCE 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 red background represents the red lights of a darkroom and symbolizes the way in which photo imagery was developed in the past. The Blackbird, perched on a globe, symbolizes the unit's ability to watch over the world. The dark globe symbolizes the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) employment capabilities to combat the Global War on Terrorism in the cloak of night. The yellow star is both from the heritage emblem and represents the components of the unit as one force and family.






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