635TH ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, an American bald eagle wings displayed throughout Proper, grasping in dexter talon a lantern Sable lighted Or and in sinister talon a lightning bolt bendwise sinister of the like, surmounted by a globe of the second with a bend sinister Argent, overall landmasses Vert, in base three mullets arched one and three diminished of the fourth, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "VIDERE SCIRE DOMINARI" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "635TH ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SQ" 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 eagle with the lantern and lightning bolt represents the US Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) E-3 Sentry Aircraft Weapons System of which the unit is responsible for managing. The eagle itself symbolizes acute vision and strength. The lantern represents the first command and control system used as a signaling device during the Revolutionary War. The lightning bolt denotes the power of electricity and electronics. The globe with the bend sinister represents the worldwide round-the-clock mission of the airborne command and control systems. The stars signify the bases from which AWACS operates, the larger star being the air operating base and the two smaller stars being satellite bases. The unit's Latin motto, "VIDERE SCIRE DOMINARI," translated is "TO SEE, TO KNOW, TO DOMINATE."






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