4TH SPACE OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Sable a winged Or star Argent detailed of the first, issuing four lightning flashes Gules, in base a terrestrial globe Azure gridlined of the third, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "4TH SPACE OPERATIONS SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "LINKING THE FORCES" 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 background symbolizes space and suggests the link between ground-based operations and satellites. The star represents the satellites of the Milstar System which the Squadron operates. The lines of the star denote the unique cross-link capabilities of Milstar. The wings of the star allude to the unit's historical reconnaissance lineage. The lightning flashes represent instant electronic communication provided by Milstar and the Squadron and also indicated the unit's numerical designation. The globe signifies the ability of the unit to operate Milstar as a constant communication network worldwide in any theater.






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