34TH COMBAT TRAINING SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc as a globe Azure, gridlined Sable, overall a cat issuant from dexter base facing dexter of the last, fimbriated Or, eyed, armed and langued Gules, teeth Argent, grasping in right paw a sword of the like, hilt of the third, fimbriated of the fourth, in base a parachute descending of the fifth, tied to a double platform of the third, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "34TH COMBAT TRAINING SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM" 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 cat suggests the Squadron's heritage as the Combat Airlift Training Squadron. The cat's aggressive stance reflects the unit's use of combat tactics in the training curriculum. The cat grasps a sword to represent the Squadron's commitment of cooperation with the Army to exercise and improve joint military airlift tactics and doctrine. The parachute, platform, and globe signify the unit's efforts to train instructors, aircrews, and ground support personnel to meet the demands of airlift users worldwide. The motto, "Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum," translated from Latin means "To Have Peace, Prepare for War."






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