317TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, on a pile throughout Celeste, a bend Argent charged with three bendlets Gules, surmounted by an oval, axis per pale White, bearing a compass rose Or, between two parachutes deployed chevronwise reversed of the third, all within a diminished bordure Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border inscribed "317TH AIRLIFT 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 pile shape is symbolic of the support provided by the Squadron to its parent command. Capability in counterinsurgency operations throughout the world is represented by the parachutes. The compass rose suggests a flare, and the red bendlets allude to a tracer stream and, together, imply air commando functions.






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