381ST INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, issuing from a base Sable a mountain range fesswise throughout Argent (Silver Gray) snow-capped Argent, overall an eagle volant Proper grasping in its dexter claw three lightning flashes, one fesswise over two in saltire Or, all below a mullet of eight points in dexter chief and all within a diminished bordure of the like.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "381ST INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "NORTHERN LIGHT OF FREEDOM" 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 eagle in flight represents the Squadron's active role in the nation's defense. The lightning bolt it grasps indicate the communications aspect of the unit's mission. The star above the mountain range suggests the North Star and the significant geographical features of the Squadron's home location. The black base of the shield implies countermeasures as in chess, a significant function of the Squadron






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