3D MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, above in sinister base a demi-globe Vert, gridlined Sable, an eagle volant Proper, emitting from its sinister claw three arced arrows descending over the globe to dexter base, centre base and sinister base Or, in chief seven mullets forming the Big Dipper of the Ursa Minor constellation and Polaris, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "3D MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS SQ" in Yellow 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 stars in the sky represent the most recognized constellation used for navigation. The eagle, the national symbol, depicts air power and the unit's ability for rapid forward deployment through the air to all points on the globe. The globe symbolizes the unit's ability for world-wide global reach and mobility. The motto, "DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE" describes the core function of US Air Force combat capability, i.e., professional warriors dedicated to the profession of arms.






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