509TH MUNITIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, below and in front of a nuclear cloud Proper (Silver Gray) a bombshell Sable, fired per fess wavy Or and Gules, radiating upwards from a common center point just below the bomb, four lightning bolts, two to front and two to rear bevilled as the flame, all within a diminished border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "509TH MUNITIONS SQUADRON" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "SEMPER PARATUS NAM BELLUM" 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 atomic cloud burst represents the two atomic bombs used in wartime by the 509th Bomb Wing and further demonstrates that atomic power is still used as a deterrent to war and a defender of peace. The flaming ordnance pot refers to the ordnance personnel. The four lightning bolts symbolize the Squadron's constant state of readiness.






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