82D EXPEDITIONARY AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per fess nebuly Azure and Gules fimbriated Argent overall a stylized coyote on roller skates carrying a backpack radio, holding in its extended dexter forepaw a radar and grasping in the sinister paw an aircraft with nose to dexter. The coyote is Gold Brown, eyed of the last; langued of the second with the face, nose, chest, teeth, radar's plan-position indicator, reflector and aircraft windshield of the third; the radar, aircraft, backpack radio and roller skates Vert; all within a narrow bordure Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "ANYWHERE ANYTIME" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "82 EASOS" 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 embattled divide of the background represents the defense of ground forces. The caricature of the coyote, common around the unit's home base at Holloman, is an animal noted for its clever pursuit of prey and its adaptability to a wide variety of geographical and climatic conditions. The coyote, positioned in both fields in recognition of the unit's forward air and land defense responsibilities, is a fitting mascot for this mobile tactical unit. The radar, aircraft, communications backpack and wheeled feet are all symbolic of the Squadron's tactical mission.






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