340TH WEAPONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, in dexter chief a gauntlet grasping a sword in pale, point to base Proper, detailed Sable, winged hilt and pommel Or, enflamed from point, of the same and garnished Gules, all between two concave lightning flashes, one in dexter and one in sinister, emanating from point of the last, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a Gray scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "PARATI TUNC SIMUS" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Gray scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "340TH WEAPONS SQUADRON" in Black 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 gauntlet and winged sword symbolize the air striking power and strength of the Squadron, which provides the knowledge and training for the forces, represented by the lightning flashes. The Latin motto, "PARATI TUNC SIMUS," translates in English to "Let Us Then Be Prepared."






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