96TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc as a globe Azure, axis bendwise grid lined Or, between two lightning flashes issuing from chief and arcing in point Gules, a sword palewise point to base Yellow, hilted of the third, entwined by a laurel branch Vert, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "96TH COMMUNICATIONS 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 globe represents the worldwide nature of the mission that the unit supports. The sword symbolizes military strength and the laurel leaves entwined upon the sword allude to peace by deterrence. The lightning bolts symbolize the telecommunications support mission of the Squadron.






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