480th Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Wing
Azure a vol Or, shaded golden orange, detailed of the field and surmounted in base by a compass rose counterchanged of the first and second and outlined of the third, in chief a key fesswise ward to sinister Gules, all within a diminished border Yellow.
Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “480TH ISR WING” 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 displayed wings reflect intelligence dissemination to the command as it relates to the Air Force mission of peace through strength, which is provided by the Wing. The key denotes the Wing’s ability to unlock its protagonist’s secrets. The four teeth on the key ward show the disciplines of intelligence gathering – IMINT, SIGINT, MASINT and HUMINT. The eight-point star suggests a compass and stands for the worldwide intelligence gathering capabilities of the unit.