517TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Argent, a stylized eagle (firebird) volant traversed wings to chief Gules, all within a diminished border of the second.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "517TH AIRLIFT SQ" in Red letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "FIREBIRDS" in Red letters.


Symbolism

The eagle in flight symbolizes the mythical firebird renowned for its strength and reflects the strength, speed and tenacity with which the unit performs its mission. The Squadron's versatility with equipment and flexibility in operation are also suggested by the powerful bird.






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