53D COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure parted and erased Sable, an alligator rampant Vert, eyed Gules, armed Argent, detailed Sable, grasping in sinister paw a terrestrial globe Proper, and grasping in dexter paw a sword Or point to dexter base, emitting a lightning bolt arcing from chief of the last fimbriated of the fourth, all within a narrow border of the same.

Attached above the disc, a Green scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "FIGHTING GATORS" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Green scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "53D COMBAT COMM SQUADRON" 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 Fighting Gator cutting the black field denotes fury and power to fight evil and receives its origin from the unit's parent organization, the 5th Combat Communications Group. The lightning bolt represents communications. The globe signifies world wide readiness to deploy on a moments notice.






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