70TH FLYING TRAINING SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Celeste, as a fess a stylized mountain range Sable, garnished Argent, surmounted by a stylized hawk volant, body and wings Azure (Dark Blue), wing tips highlighted of the field (Light Blue), detailed of the third, grasping with both claws a lightning flash Or, in dexter chief a North Star of eight points of the third, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "DUCES VOLATUS" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "70TH FLYING TRAINING 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 mountains represent the heights of achievement that the students can attain, and further tie in to the current group patch of abundance of strength. The hawk represents strength, swiftness and awesome fighting ability. In its talons is the Air Force Academy lightning bolt, which represents power and the unit's link to the Air Force Academy. The North Star over the mountains is taken from the Air Force Academy's emblem and represents the "ultimate achievement." The motto, "Duces Volatus," in Latin translates in English to "Leaders of Flight."






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