44TH MAINTENANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, flanked by eight mullets, four descending from dexter chief and four descending from sinister chief Or, an escutcheon blazoned: Per fess Sable and Gules, a fess and bordure Argent, overall a broadsword hilt Or, detailed of the third, blade Gris, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "44TH MAINTENANCE SQ" in Black letters.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "VOLUCRIS OCTO TRIGON" in Black 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 stars, combined with the background, represent the heavens, in which the airpower that this Squadron supports dominates, and its air superiority mission. The shield depicts the impenetrable defense the unit provides through aircraft. The broadsword represents the might of airpower. When coupled with the shield they tie directly to the Airman's Creed passage: "my nation's sword and shield." The Latin motto "VOLUCRIS OCTO TRIGON" translates to the nickname of the Squadron's parent organization, the 44th Fighter Group--"The Flying Eight Ball."






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