96TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Purpure, a Viking head couped Buff to sinister detailed Gold Brown, hair and mustache Or detailed and edged of the third, helm of the last garnished Or horned Argent, all within a narrow border Azure.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "FLYING VIKINGS" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "96TH AIRLIFT SQ" in Blue 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 Viking head symbolizes the unit's strength and consistent performance through a changing mission. The determined face of the Viking also represents the desire to meet and overcome obstacles and future challenges as well as alluding to the area's rich Scandinavian heritage. The two horns of the helmet refer to the dual mission of tactical airlift and airdrop.






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