71ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per bend Azure and Sable, a lightning bolt bendwise throughout Gules, in dexter chief seven mullets Argent, overall an Osprey stooping Proper, beaked Argent (Silver Gray), eyed Or, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, an Ultramarine Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "STRIKE SWIFTLY" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, an Ultramarine Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "71ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS 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 stars in the upper field division represent the sky, the theater of operations. The Osprey signifies perseverance without rest until achieving the objective. The lightning bolt signifies power and swiftness with sacrifice.






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