510TH FIGHTER SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per bend Royal Purple and Black, between a bendlet White, a falcon's head erased of the last, shaded Light Blue, eye and pupil indicated in Black, his beak open; and issuing from base a demi-sphere Light Blue, outline of three entwined White elliptical rings around a Red atom; the perimeter of the rings marked with six smaller atoms; three lightning bolts radiating downward from the symbol over the sphere all White, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disk, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "BUZZARDS" in Black letters.

Attached below the disk, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "510TH FIGHTER 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 field of the Teutonic shaped shield, is partitioned by an honorable heraldic bend with the unit colors, royal purple and black. The falcon's head symbolically depicts the unit as a swift, fierce deterrent force; the atomic symbol denotes the ability to employ weapon systems of progressively advanced design, the lightning, striking the earth at widely separate points, indicates the capability of powerful attacks worldwide. The white bendlet indicates this great power will be used wisely and with purity of thought to protect, preserve, and establish peace and liberty always.






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