17TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a jackal couped at the neck transverse Sable, langued Gules, armed Silver Gray and Argent, eyed Vert, three polestars, one in dexter, one in chief, one in sinister base of the fifth, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "17TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "NO MISSION TOO DEMANDING" 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 fierce jackal reflects the fighting spirit and relentless and determined pursuit of goals. The jackal's nocturnal nature represents the Squadron's covert mission, normally conducted under the cloak of darkness. The stars represent operations, maintenance and support components of the unit.






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