40th Airlift Squadron
On a disc Azure, a caricature of a uniformed World War II fighter pilot Proper, sighting a rifle Sable, and riding a stylized eagle Or, surmounting a cloud formation Argent detailed of the field, bend sinisterwise, all within a narrow border Yellow.
Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “SCREAMING EAGLES” in Yellow letters.
Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "40TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON” in Yellow letters.
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 caricature in flight uniform, sighting a gun and riding on the back of a stylized diagonally diving bird in front of a cloud formation, represents the original parent unit, the 40th Troop Carrier Squadron.