353D SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Or, in dexter chief a plate over three lightning bolts, one in bend and two in saltire Celeste, charged with the ancient sign for sulphur Gules; issuant from base a demi-sphere Argent gridlined Sable and overall in pale a batcat of the last highlighted of the second, eyes, teeth, lower jaw line and claws of the fourth, tongue of the third; all within a diminished bordure of the first.


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 jagged lines of the lightning bolts as a star fix signify the electronic means used in shooting the stars in present day warfare. The sulfur sign at the point of the fix on the disc historically dramatizes the enormity of the power which can be delivered to such a place as a result of the skill of the group. The demi-globe represents the unit's ability to perform its functions anywhere in the world. The in dark and light coloration of the batcat suggests the day and night flying capabilities of the Group.






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