72D COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, fimbriated Or, a mullet charged with a torteau and voluted by a cogwheel voided of the field between in chief a compass rose and in base three stylized Doric columns in fess all Argent, detailed Sable, all between two lightning bolts arched and couched in reverse Gules, garnished White, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "72D COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theatre of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The field alludes to the sky, which is the primary theatre of Air Force operations. The centrally located gear bearing the Air Force star is borrowed from the Air Logistics Center shield and represents the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center and Tinker AFB. The compass rose is symbolic of the numerous flying missions that the Squadron supports. The three white columns located across the bottom of the disc represent the Squadron's support of the activities symbolized above them. The two lightning bolts symbolize the electronic nature of the unit's support. The circular border symbolizes the continuous nature of the Squadron's support.






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