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 triangle reflects the three phases of combat: seek, destroy and return. The lightning bolts suggests the ordnance of the aircraft the Squadron flies. The panther epitomizes the unit personnel as swift, cunning and efficient in performing their mission. The orbit ring stands for the worldwide mobility capabilities of the unit. The flight symbol indicates that technology will advance fighter aircraft faster and higher in the future.