505TH TEST AND EVALUATION GROUP
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Azure, a fess Vert, thereon twenty bamboo stalks palewise in fess throughout Or, surmounted by an annulet Argent, enfiled by a bar double bevilled Gules, between in dexter a decrescent and in sinister an increscent Celeste, in chief three flight symbols convergent to fess point and in base as many divergent from nombril point yellow, all within a diminished bordure of the last.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "505TH TEST AND EVALUATION 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 bamboo curtain signifies the unit's service in Vietnam. The control and direction of strike aircraft against the enemy by forward air controllers is symbolized by the flight symbols in chief. The flight symbols in base allude to the control of aircraft for effective air defense. The double bevile refers to lightning and represents the unit's complete ground/air communications support, search, and direction capability. The crescents symbolize the moon going through its phases and represent the Group's continuing performance of its mission, month in and month out. The emblem bears the National colors and the Air Force colors of gold and ultramarine blue.






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