17TH COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per bend Or and Azure a lightning flash issuant from chief bendwise Gules in dexter a mullet Argent in sinister a hand in armor grasping three arrows of the last fimbriated and garnished of the first, all within a narrow border Red.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "17TH COMMUNICATIONS SQ" in Red 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 divided disc represents night and day, signifying endless vigilance and consistency in dedicated service. The star suggests perfection demonstrated by unit personnel in the performance of their duties. The armored hand grasping the arrows symbolizes the Squadron's control over all aspects of communication; the arrows further show that communication travels in all directions. The lightning bolt reflects the harnessing of electricity for communications purposes and also indicates the unit's additional functions in communications training.






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