97TH MAINTENANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, in dexter chief four mullets in bend sinister Argent, each issuing a contrail fesswise and flexed to base conjoining at the sinister end of a double open end wrench Silver Gray, grasped bendwise by a bald eagle Proper stooping, affronté it's sinister wing debruising the contrail in sinister, all within a diminished bordure Or.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "97TH MAINTENANCE SQ" in White letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "SUSTENTO PER PRAESTANTIA" (To Maintain Through Excellence) in White 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 eagle clutching the wrench represents safe flight of the parent unit's aircraft through quality maintenance by the unit. The stars stand for applied maintenance procedures by the Squadron and its ability to advance with new technologies.






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