557TH EXPEDITIONARY RED HORSE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per bend sinister Or and as the flag of the United States in dexter, a horse rampant and couped Gules, hooved Azure, eyed of the first, charged with a banner of the like detailed and bridled with reins as thunderbolts fesswise all Sable, in sinister from a pole sinister wise Argent, bordered of the third, a flag with a field of the last charged with four full and one partial mullet all of the fifth above alternating stripes curling to dexter of the like and of the second; all within a narrow border White.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow White border and inscribed "557TH EXPEDITIONARY RED HORSE SQ" in White 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 horse is symbolic of all squadrons for whose mission the acronym stands. He is depicted in raised, rampant position, representing a quick-acting, aggressive and powerful force whenever and wherever needed. The horse is shown with the American flag curled around its body.






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