86TH SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, an eagle displayed Or, head and tail feathers Argent, langued and clutching in its sinister claw a lightning flash bend wise sinister Gules, supporting an escutcheon blazoned:

Azure, a pile Or; above the eagle a cloud of the third emitting another lightning flash bend wise sinister of the fourth.

Attached above the disc a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "FREEDOM IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE" in Blue 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 lightning bolts symbolize power. The bald eagle is a National symbol and shows faith, strength, vigilance and swiftness. The cloud demonstrates peace, serenity and calm yet emits a lightning bolt that if left uncontrolled can lead to the loss of the afore mentioned. In the eagle's left claw it holds another lightning bolt that shows the harnessing of this power. The escutcheon on the eagle's chest recalls the 86th Airlift Wing, parent organization of the unit.






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