502D SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per fess Azure and Vert, a barrulet Or, charged with a sword palewise point to base blade Sable, grip Brun, hand guard and pommel of the third, overall an escutcheon blazoned: Gules, a fess Or, overall a winged fasces Brun, bound Sable, axe head Or, wings Azure, a diminished bordure of the second, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "STRENGTH IN UNITY" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "502D SECURITY FORCES SQ" 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 emblem honors the heritage of the security forces career field which dates back to the early Army Air Corps military police unit and continues today in the form of the security forces squadron. The divided background depicts the continuing connection between air and ground operations. The shield depicts the unit's role as a military defender ready to serve the public at all times. On the shield is a fasces, a winged bundle of rods that surrounds an axe handle with blade projecting from the top. The fasces signifies the magistrate's authority and jurisdiction while, at the same time, depicting the swiftness of the Squadron in providing protection. The sword supports the Squadron's official motto, "STRENGTH IN UNITY."






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