28th Operational Weather Squadron
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Emblem


Blazon

On a disc per pale Azure and Sable, a cumulonimbus cloud Argent, detailed of the field, emitting three lightning flashes, one to dexter chief, one to sinister chief and one to base Or, charged with an anvil of the second, issuant from sinister chief an arm of the fourth, detailed Nugget Gold, grasping a hammer, prepared to strike the anvil of the second, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “EYE ON THE SKY” in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “28TH OPERATIONAL WEATHER SQ” in Yellow letters.


Significance
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 colors indicate day and night and symbolize the round-the-clock mission of the unit. The lightning flashes originally stood for the three major commands supported by the Squadron: Strategic Air Command, Tactical Air Command and Military Air Transport Service. Today, the lightning flashes represent the concepts of strategic operations, tactical missions and global reach pioneered by those commands. The cumulonimbus cloud is a weather symbol, easily recognized by its anvil shaped top and emphasized by the iron anvil. The arm and hammer represent the drive of the unit. Combined, the arm and hammer, the cloud, the anvil and lightning symbolize the effectiveness of the 28th in supporting military operations.





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