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On a disc Azure, a caricatured winged work horse Or, outlined Sable, beard and mane Brown, and wearing a revolver in holster fastened to a cartridge belt, and having a machine gun of the same, packing a box Vert highlighted of the third strapped to his back, branded on its hip with a cross Gules, galloping at full speed, all over, a silhouette figure of the third descending by parachute in sinister base toward a large cloud formation Argent, detailed of the third in base, all within a narrow Black border.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "8TH AIRLIFT SQ" in Black letters.


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 flying work horse charged with a cross, armed with weapons and supplies, depicts the unit's multi-talents in airborne transportation, armament carriers and air evacuation of wounded. The silhouetted airborne trooper symbolizes the unit's dedication to airborne transportation.

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