609TH AIR INTELLIGENCE GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per fess abased nebuly Celeste and Azure, two swords Proper saltirewise surmounted by a torch Silver Gray enflamed Proper debruised in base by a demi-globe of the first gridlined Argent, all within a diminished bordure Or.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "609TH AIR INTELLIGENCE 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 additional color of Oriental Blue is associated with the Military Intelligence Corps and symbolizes past beginnings. The usage of both Ultramarine Blue and Oriental Blue symbolizes 24 hour/day and night operations. The globe signifies the intelligence the unit provides to the Air Force Global Reach-Global Power Mission. The flaming torch between the crossed swords of the crest suggests the illumination provided by intelligence on the battlefield.






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