566TH AIR FORCE BAND
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, semé of twenty-one mullets inclined to sinister Argent, in base a lyre Or between two stylized wings elevated and displayed Silver, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed with "566TH AIR FORCE BAND" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "BAND OF THE MIDWEST" 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 lyre symbolizes the excellence in mission performance that the Band strives to achieve. The 21 stars allude to the wisdom the unit has gained from its mission history and heritage. The stars also honor the State of Illinois on being the 21st state to enter the Union. The wings represent the Air Force's commitment to excellence in the new millenium.






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