97TH CONTRACTING SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, an eagle volant Sable, head and tail feathers Argent perched on a spear bendwise sinister point to dexter of the third flamant to base Proper, below in chief, a parchment scroll open palewise inscribed Black entoured by two electrons Or in separate orbital rings saltirewise of the like, all within a diminished border of the fourth.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "97TH CONTRACTING SQUADRON" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "CALAMO ET GLADIO" 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 American eagle, holding a flaming spear, signifies the Squadron's consistency, determination and regality in service to the 97th Air Mobility Wing and the United States Air Force. Above the eagle, a scroll symbolizes the perfection, truth and wisdom sought in the mission, encircled by electrons representing the use of computer technology to perform the mission. The Latin motto, "CALAMO ET GLADIO," translates to "PEN AND SWORD" in English.






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