196th Reconnaissance Squadron
On a disc Azure and within an annulet, issuant from sinister base a bendwise contrail Or, terminating in a large slightly elongated bendwise shooting star Argent, bearing a bubble canopy, two jet units and two wing tanks emitting two bendwise vapor trails all Celeste, at cardinal points four diminished mullets of the third, issuant from dexter base a terrestrial globe with a crescent moon above its sinister side Proper, all within a narrow border Black.
Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed “GRIZZLIES” in Black letters.
Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed “196TH RS” in Black 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 stars represent all directions within air space. The shooting star over the globe symbolizes air defense of the world and throughout the skies.