48TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, in front of a spider web Celeste, four lightning bolts in saltire throughout Or, surmounted by a spider head to sinister base Sable, eyed and banded of four Gules, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "INTUS UMBRA NULLUS" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "48TH COMMUNICATIONS 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 guardant wolf spider represents the constant readiness and air superiority waiting for anyone to challenge it. The lightning flashes symbolize speed and the multidirectional reach of modern communications. The far-reaching web represents the web of communications that is in existence. The Latin motto, "INTUS UMBRA NULLUS," translates in English to "IN THE SHADOW OF NONE."






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