379TH EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per bend Azure and Gules, on a lightning flash per bend throughout Or, seven stars per bend Argent; all between a dart, with three stars arched and an atomic symbol encircled by nine stars, all of the last, all within a diminished bordure Or.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "379TH EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS GROUP" 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 significance of the emblem is the manner in which it portrays the expeditionary mission. The upper portion of the shield, together with the dart-like air vehicle represents expeditionary airpower capabilities. The lightning flash illustrates the great speed with which the power of the Group can be unleashed. The lower portion of the shield is symbolic of the historic valor of the Group's personnel, past and present. The atomic symbol commemorates the Group's operational heritage dating from the atomic era. The stars are grouped to depict the Group's numerical designation. In the end, the emblem is a symbol of peace, since the power of force is dedicated to protect the free peoples of the world.






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