62D EXPEDITIONARY RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, an owl Proper volant, wings upturned, claws and eyes Or, emanating from each eye toward dexter base a beam of the same, holding in its claws a camera pointing toward dexter base Sable, Silver Gray, and Argent, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "62D EXPEDITIONARY RECON SQ" in Black 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 owl, a legendary bird of prey with excellent eyesight, hearing, and intelligence, symbolizes the hunter-killer mission. It represents the unit's stealthy but lethal persistence over the battlefield, the capability to see the enemy even in the dark and the unit's precision striking ability. The beams of light emanating from the owl's eyes emphasize the unit's power to detect and observe the enemy and to illuminate it to others. The camera recalls the unit's long distinctive heritage as a reconnaissance squadron along with its ability to immediately relay vital intelligence.






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