727TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Sable, a combination wrench open end up Smoke, detailed of the field, with a scythe laid across to base of the first, cutting edge and outline of the second, with Azure movement lines emanating from the handle, perched on the handle of the scythe an osprey, wings displayed of the second, highlighted Argent (Silver Gray) outlined and detailed Black, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed with the motto, "A TENEBRIS VINDICTAM VENIT," in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "727 SOAMXS" 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 black background represents the dark of night in which Squadron missions are accomplished. Silver Gray is the color of security, reliability, intelligence, modesty and maturity. Smoke represents quiet professionals and the shadows in which the unit works. The Osprey is a symbol for the CV-22 which is one of the aircraft the Squadron is responsible for maintaining. The scythe is a symbol for the MQ-9 Reaper, another aircraft maintained by the Squadron. The wrench is universal in size, depicting no job too big or too small for the unit. The Latin motto, "A tenebris vindictam venit," translates "From the Darkness, Vengeance Comes."






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