300TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Celeste and Argent, debruised by a bend embowed Or, in sinister an olive branch Proper, in dexter chief a mullet of the third, above two smaller mullets one and one of the second, in fess point a globe of the third set on an axis Azure, latitude lines of the last, debruised by a stylized arrow of the like and of the second ascending from base, in dexter three arrows one palewise and two sinisterwise of the third, armed and flighted Gold Brown, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disk, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "AD ASTRA" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disk, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "300TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON" 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 three stars represent the Squadron and its two sister units. The larger star also represents the North Star. The globe depicts the planet Earth and also Mars, to which future supply missions will eventually travel. The two colors of the arrow indicate air routes which are night and day flight. The head of the arrow represents an aircraft. The arrows have shafts with tips and feathers depicting airlift of troops and armament. The crescent depicts the moon overshadowing Earth. The olive branch is symbolic of airlift of supplies in support of disaster relief efforts and air evacuation, as well as efforts in the furthering of peace around the world. The motto, "AD ASTRA," in English means "To the Stars."






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