72D FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a dexter hand Argent holding aloft a torch Or, flame of three Gules, issuant from dexter flame a contrail of the like arcing from dexter base wise to sinister behind the hand and terminating in a flight symbol, in base a bendwise olive branch conjoined to a bend sinisterwise lightning bolt of the second, all within a narrow border of the third.

Attached below the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "72D FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON" 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 torch is historically symbolic of the Olympic Games. It symbolizes excellence and captures the heart of the unit mission consisting of strength, vigilance, spirit and camaraderie. The olive branch represents peace and is a common symbol used by the U.S. Government. The lightning bolt represents combat strength and readiness. Together, the olive branch and the lightning bolt depict the responsibility to operate effectively during peacetime and in combat.






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