40TH HELICOPTER FLIGHT
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, an ear of wheat bendwise stem to base Or, a sword saltirewise point to chief blade Argent, hafted Sable, overall a helicopter rotor blade palewise of the like, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "DETER DETECT DEFEND" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "40TH HELICOPTER FLIGHT" 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 wheat symbolizes the fields of Montana and the Great Plains, the unit's primary area of responsibility. The sword indicates strength, honor and determination and the forward edge of airborne security. The helicopter rotor blade signifies the primary aircraft of the unit.






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