716TH TEST SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, from dexter chief five concentric arcs radiating throughout and overall issuant from sinister base three shock wave lines terminating to center point Silver Gray, charged with a flight symbol ascending bendwise Gules emitting a contrail terminating to sinister base Or, all within a border of the same.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "AD CAELUM PER SCIENTIAM" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "716TH TEST SQUADRON" 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 five silver gray circular dash lines represent the vehicle in a tunnel under test. The red concept vehicle is similar to the one on the Arnold Engineering Development Center emblem and the yellow plume it emits signifies propulsion integration testing performed by the unit. The three silver gray shock waves symbolize the three aerodynamic regions: subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic. The motto, "AD CAELUM PER SCIENTIAM," translates in English to "TO THE SKIES WITH KNOWLEDGE."






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