502D AIR OPERATIONS GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Argent, a disk Sable divided into five concentric rings and eight segments by division lines Vert, in dexter chief on and over the disk an aircraft Gules fimbriated of the first, in base on the disk a radar screen of the like and second mounted on a mountain White and of the third, a lightning flash pointed at both ends Or outlined in Black forming an increscent on and over the edge of the disk, all within a diminished bordure Yellow.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "502D AIR OPERATIONS GROUP" 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 grid background symbolizes the deployability of the Group and its readiness to move to any part of the world when and if needed. The lightning streak circling the grid is symbolic of the speed in which the Group can relocate and set up operations. The radar antenna and the aircraft indicate the mission of the unit, the command and control of air, space and information operations. The most common location of radar units is denoted by the mountain peak in the emblem.






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