56TH RESCUE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure per pile transposed Or, a demi-globe Silver Gray and Smoke gridlined Argent in base charged with a winged sword hilted with a flame issuant from middle chief point to base Gules, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "56TH RESCUE 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 globe represents day and night rescue capabilities the unit performs for all nations. The sword and wings signify the strength and wisdom needed to fly in the harsh Icelandic environment. The ray of light indicates hope for those in desperate need.






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