169th Air Support Operations Squadron unit emblem

BLAZON On a disc Sable, between a pair of wings inverted Argent (Silver Gray), throughout, shaded Gris, superimposed by a sword in pale, point to base of the second, garnished of the third, grip Azure, pommel and guard Or, bearing a delta palewise, point to base of the fourth, surmounted by a dovetail Gules (Brick Red); all within a narrow border Brick Red. Attached above the disc, a Silver Gray scroll edged with a narrow Brick Red border and inscribed “CONTROL CHAOS” in Brick Red letters. Attached below the disc, a Silver Gray scroll edged with a narrow Brick Red border and inscribed “169TH AIR SUPPORT OPS SQ” in Brick Red letters. SIGNIFICANCE 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 broad sword is a symbol of strength, representing the fire power the unit brings to the battle field. An interlocking dovetail portrays the secure connection linking air and ground forces as one. Spreading wings depict air power, the primary weapon of the Squadron. The unit motto, “CONTROL CHAOS,” refers to the members’ ability to disregard distractions and navigate in the fog of war. The Squadron members must absorb overwhelming amounts of information to interpret, formulate and issue a clear and concise directive. COLORS Ultramarine Blue Air Force Yellow Black Smoke Silver Gray Brick Red

PHOTO BY: The Institute of Heraldry
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