3D INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Gules, off center to sinister chief a terrestrial globe Celeste, land masses Azure, fimbriated Argent, overall a contrail from sinister chief of the third, bordered of the fourth, terminating in dexter base as a mullet on its axis of the like, shaded of the second, charged with a hurt debruised by an increscent of the third, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "3D INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON" 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, shooting star and globe are retained from the original 8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron emblem. The background depicts the color emanating from the darkrooms when the 3rd Photo Lab Unit and the 8th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron were assigned a photographic intelligence mission, as well as "hardiness and valour" symbolized in the American Flag. The shooting star superimposed on the globe represents the intelligence mission. The three rays forming the trail of the star symbolize the core values of the United States Air Force:
Integrity, Service and Excellence. The globe represents the unit's global signals intelligence mission.






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