5TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc tierced in pale Argent, bearing the center portion of a flight symbol Sable charged with a lightning flash Or and in base five billets chevronwise one, two, and two Celeste, the dexter side Gules bearing the dexter tip of the flight symbol of the first and the sinister side Azure bearing the sinister tip of the flight symbol of the first, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "COMBAT SHADOW" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "5TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS 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 delta signifies the air mission, showing both day and night operations. The lightning flash symbolizes speed. The billets describe communications leaflets, a reference to psychological warfare, while their number alludes to the unit's numerical designation.






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