38TH RESCUE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc as a globe edged and gridlined Or, bearing a strand of barbed wire as its equator line bendwise sinister Argent, the Northern Hemisphere Azure, the Southern Hemisphere Celeste, overall a winged parachute deployed palewise Silver Gray, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Maroon scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "38TH RESCUE SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Maroon scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed with "STRENGTH AND HONOR" in Yellow 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 winged parachute signifies the mobility of the team to reach those in distress. The global grids represent the unit's worldwide rescue commitment. The barbed wire symbolizes the principles of survival, evasion, resistance and escape and honors airmen killed or missing in action, or held as prisoners of war. The motto expresses those attributes as applicable to the mission of rescue and the commitment to uphold Air Force core values.






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