440th Airlift Wing
Argent, on and over the upper edge of a targe Azure bearing Polaris and Ursa Major of the field within an orle Or, a winged Viking helmet of the like, behind the targe a sword and spear in saltire of the last, all detailed and fimbriated of the second, all within a diminished bordure Yellow.
Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "NUNQUAM NON PARATUS” in Blue 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 targe and helmet signify protection and security. The sword and spear in saltire symbolize weapons systems. Polaris and Ursa Major represent direction and guidance. The motto, “NUNQUAM NON PARATUS,” translates to “NEVER UNPREPARED” in English.