780th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron
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Emblem


Blazon

On a disc Azure, within a ring of eight chain links Or, throughout a deployed parachute of the second, fimbriated Sable, underside Argent (Silver Gray), rigging lines of the second, transporting an artillery piece of the third on a pallet of the second, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “780TH EXPEDITIONARY AIRLIFT 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 parachute and artillery piece are symbolic of the Squadron’s heritage as a Troop Carrier Squadron supporting U.S. Army airborne units. The chain link ring represents unity, strength and flexibility of the Squadron members and the complexity of the mission. Each link is symbolic of the interdependency of each member and their mission critical skill sets.





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