509TH AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, below an arrow fesswise point to dexter Sable, an escutcheon blazoned: Per pale Or and Gules, in dexter two aerial bombs in saltire points downward and in sinister two wrenches in saltire of the second, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "KEEPERS OF THE SPIRIT" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "509TH AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQ" in Black 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 emblem is representative of the heritage of the Squadron's parent unit, the 509th Bomb Wing, and their lineage back to the 509th Composite Group. The arrow is representative of the B-29 aircraft tail insignia from World War II. The shield alludes to the 509th Bomb Wing. The bombs and wrenches denote the Squadron's two primary disciplines to maintain weapons and to repair the aircraft providing global support.






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