673D MISSION SUPPORT GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per pale Or and Azure, issuant from base in pale a column counterchanged supporting a sphere with axis palewise Light Blue, rimmed and gridlined of the second on the dexter portion and of the first on the sinister portion, on which are eight mullets of five points Argent forming the Big Dipper constellations and the North Star, in the sinister top of the sphere, flanked by a stylized wing fesswise of the last, a mullet of five points of like bearing a torteau, in dexter base a stylized aircraft ascending bendwise of the second and in sinister base a lightning bolt Gules, all within a diminished bordure of the first.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "673D MISSION SUPPORT 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 constellation of stars draws heritage from the 5073d Air Base Group (Big Dipper), formerly stationed on Eareckson AB, Alaska. The guiding North Star with the red dot symbolizes the forging of a new path, providing installation support to a joint base. Its combination with the winged eagle signifies respect for the former Alaskan Air Command and the Group's continuation of its rich traditions within Eleventh Air Force. The globe represents the organization's impact in supporting worldwide missions, unfettered by geographical boundaries. Within the globe displays two mutually dependent sides representing Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, supporting the vital missions of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. The pedestal uplifting the globe represents the foundation of Joint Basing, joint missions held together and supported by the installation support professionals of the 673d Air Base Wing. The four pillars of the column represent the shared values of Integrity, Service Before Self, Excellence and Courage. The aircraft represents the proud lineage of the Air Force, airpower and the expeditionary means of deploying Airmen and Soldiers. The lightning bolt symbolizes the rich, proud tradition of the Army Garrison that merged to establish the 673d Air Base Wing and the organizations' readiness, speed, power and aggressive action in accomplishing its mission.






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