53D WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Argent, a hurricane icon surmounted by a flight symbol ascending to dexter chief Azure, emitting a contrail of lightning bendwise to sinister base Or, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "HURRICANE HUNTERS" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "53D WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE SQ" in Blue 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 hurricane icon denotes the aerial weather reconnaissance of tropical storms and hurricanes. The flight symbol is representative of the Squadron's atmospheric sampling missions. The lightning bolt alludes to the support rendered by the unit to other agencies.






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