556TH RED HORSE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Argent, a horseshoe Or, fimbriated and nailed three in dexter and three in sinister Azure, charged with a draft horse rampant Gules, nostril of the third, eye of the last, fimbriated of the first, bridled of the third, detailed of the second, collar of the third, fimbriated of the second emblazoned with wings of the last, two lightning bolts as reins of the third, piercing a ring, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "IN PUGNA" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "556 RHS" 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 horseshoe symbolizes the foundation upon which the Squadron stands and the six nails refer to the last digit of its numerical designation. The strong horse rearing and reined by lightning bolts represents the unit's mission, mobility and speed of accomplishment. The collar with the wings signifies an Air Force support unit using heavy equipment. The emblem bears the national colors and the Air Force colors. The Latin motto, "IN PUGNA," translates in English to "IN THE FIGHT."






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