316TH WING
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Azure, a stylized Capitol Dome in chief Argent, and a stylized griffin segreant in base Or, within a bordure per bend of the third and Gules, all within a diminished bordure Yellow.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "316TH WING" 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 Capitol Dome represents the Wing's mission as protectors of the National Capitol Region. The griffin represents the death defying vigilance and bravery of the unit's Airmen as well as their role as defenders of both the sky and land, as the griffin in heraldry has properties of both the eagle (master of the sky) and the lion (king of the land).






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