61ST AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc quartered Celeste and Argent, overall a caricature of a hornet volant to dexter Vert, detailed Sable, wings Or, wearing a ball cap of the third, and earphones of the fourth banded of the second, gloves of the fifth, grasping the rigging lines of a parachute Proper suspending a paratrooper habited in battle gear of the third, face of the second; all within a narrow border Black.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "61ST AIRLIFT SQ" in Black letters.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "GREEN HORNETS" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The hornet represents the unit's predecessor, the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron. The paratrooper symbolizes the mission of the Squadron, and the earphones and billed cap signify the hornet as an aircrew member.






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