505TH AIR EXPEDITIONARY GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a barry wavy of four Argent and Azure, second bar semme of stars of the first, overall an escutcheon, per pale Argent and Or, a crest of a stylized wing of the first, fimbriated of the second, the escutcheon surmounting a sword bendwise, hilt and pommel Or, blade of the last, shaded Gules, on a chief of the second a sphere Argent, land areas Vert, over two lightning flashes in saltire Gules fimbriated of the first, all within a diminished bordure Or.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "506TH AIR EXPEDITIONARY 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 center motif symbolizes the unit's striking power as a shield against aggressors and a sword of retaliation; the blue and white waves forming the background are symbols of the unit's mobility across the oceans of the world; the lightning bolts at the top of the insignia symbolize the immediate strike capability against any global foe.






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