49th Operations Support Squadron
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, in base a stylized hawk Sable, detailed and outlined Argent, eyed Gules, talons Or radiating six lightning bolts, three to dexter, three to sinister of the fourth, surmounting a lightning flash bend sinisterwise, in chief five mullets of the last scattered, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “49TH OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQ” 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 hawk is a bird of prey with almost supernatural sight and striking power and alludes to the unit’s stealth lineage. The hawk is emitting six lightning bolts representing the unit’s support of the global strike mission. The stars are symbolic of the Southern Cross and recall the 49th Fighter Group’s service in Australia during World War II. The lightning bolt signifies the powerful instantaneous striking ability that the unit supports.





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