353D SPECIAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, on a demi-globe issuant from base Argent, gridlined Sable, a roadrunner bird reguardant Proper, grasping in its beak a lance bendwise shafted barry Or and of the third, head of the fourth, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "PREPARE THE WAY" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "353 SOSS" in Black 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 swift and agile roadrunner bird represents the abilities of the Squadron to prepare mission plans, to operate as a deployed combat staff, and to deploy and mobilize forces worldwide, as depicted by the globe. The reguardant posture of the bird reflects the unit's thoroughness in maintaining the forces that it supports. The warrior's spear symbolizes the special operations functions supported by the Squadron during combat operations.






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