542D COMBAT SUSTAINMENT GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per bend Azure and Gules, as a bend a sword throughout point upward Proper, in chief six mullets enarched Or, in base a hurt charged with a mullet Argent, bearing a torteau all entoured by a gear wheel of twenty four cogs of the third, all within a diminished bordure Yellow.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "542D COMBAT SUSTAINMENT 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 sword represents vigilance for sustaining combat. The six stars represent the six groups and the six Air Force Core Competencies. The star within a gear is from the Air Force emblem and is five-pointed to represent the five components of the United States total force (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard) which come together to achieve and sustain the mission.






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