709TH MUNITIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, above and between two swords in saltire, points up Argent detailed Smoke, charged with an escutcheon blazoned: Or, an atomic symbol Gules, bordure of the last; three mullets of the second, one in chief, one in dexter, and one in sinister, all within a narrow Yellow border.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "709TH MUNITIONS SQUADRON" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "VIS ARMORUM POTENTIA" 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 atomic symbol represents the warrior in the performance of the nuclear mission. The shield alludes to the defender of the nation's freedom through nuclear deterrence. The crossed swords represent the offensive nature of nuclear assurance. The three stars represent the three components of the nuclear triad. The Latin motto, "VIS ARMORUM POTENTIA" translates "STRENGTH THROUGH POWER" in English.






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