ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Azure a bezant in dexter chief radiating three concentric arcs to sinister base Argent the second surmounted in sinister chief by a mullet Or and the third surmounted in dexter base by a mullet of the like; overall issuant from sinister base a pile reversed of the field fimbriated of the second charged with a flight symbol ascending bendwise Gules, all within a diminished bordure of the third.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX" in Blue 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 disc with concentric radiating rings suggests a wind tunnel and denotes the unit's state-of-the-art wind tunnels. The wedge shape charged with a flight symbol represents an object and its "shock wave" when tested in the wind tunnel. It also symbolizes the Complex's testing and evaluation of other extremely high speed flight characteristics. The two stars represent the Complex's space functions.






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