96TH OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Or, issuant from dexter base an air traffic control tower with two antennae Sable, emitting two lightning bolts, one to sinister chief and one to sinister Gules, ascending to dexter from sinister base a stylized aircraft silhouette Azure, tail markings six bars alternating of the third and Argent, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "96TH OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQ" in Blue letters.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "SEMPER VIGILANS" 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 primary mission of the operations squadron is communications and training. The tower represents the many varied operations performed by the men and women of the unit, all of which demand excellence in communication. Lightning bolts represent the weather support mission and the speed of communications. The aircraft signifies the overall mission of providing full spectrum operations support for the safe and effective conduct of aerial testing missions. The motto, "SEMPER VIGILANS," translates to "Always Watchful" in English.






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