348TH RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a globe on its axis bendwise Celeste, gridlined of the field, environed by three stylized deltas, one and two Argent, detailed of the first, contrails Or and Brün, issuant from the globe four lightning flashes, one to dexter chief, one to dexter base, one to sinister chief, and one to sinister base Gules, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "348TH RECONNAISSANCE SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "NORTHERN HAWKS" 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 unit's motto, "Northern Hawks," is representative of the location and aircraft of the unit. The three aircraft, the four lightning bolts, and the eight lines of latitude and longitude represent the numerical designation of the Squadron. The light globe on the dark background indicates the twenty-four hour readiness of the unit, and the globe encircling contrails symbolize the Squadron's worldwide capability. The lightning bolts depict the electronic nature of the mission and the communication capabilities of the unit.






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