96TH MAINTENANCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, an octopus Silver Gray, detailed Sable, eyed Gules, grasping in two tentacles to chief a pair of lightning bolts in saltire of the fourth, in its dexter base tentacle a wrench and a hammer and in its sinister base tentacle a wrench and screwdriver of the second, detailed Gris, all within a narrow border Yellow.

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

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "ARMING THE FUTURE" 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 is derived from the historic emblem of the Squadron, first approved on 16 March 1956. The octopus symbolizes the many activities within the unit, centrally controlled. The lightning bolts are representative of both flights within the Squadron. The motto, "Arming the Future," expresses the unique creation, testing, modification and upgrade activities the Squadron provides for the future capabilities of the Air Force and its weapons and airframe platforms.









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