86TH MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc quarterly Or and Azure, in the first quarter three mullets arched to dexter chief of the second, overall a stylized dragon's head in profile Vert, eyed and langued Gules, armed Argent, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "PER ARDUA AD ASTRA" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "86 MOS" 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 Squadron develops wing flying and maintenance schedules for wing aircraft and the rearing dragon represents how the unit protects the operators and their aircraft. The contrasting colors with stars not only reflect the Air Force mission but also represent the unit's willingness to work day and night to achieve combat capability. The motto, "Per Ardua Ad Astra," translates in English to "Through Adversity to the Stars."






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