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   2d Airborne Command and Control Squadron
Significance submitted by unit:  In the center of the emblem is a five-pointed star signifying the Joint Chiefs of Staff under whose purview all military organizations function.  Only three points of the star are viewed, symbolizing the TRIAD -- the three arms of our deterrent nuclear force.  Superimposed on the star is the head of an eagle, strong in visage, doubly symbolic of our nation's freedom, power, and vision as well as our squadron's flying mission.  The eagle is poised above a globe which is indicative of the worldwide nature of our mission.  Emanating from the globe, rising into the sky are three communications sparks symbolizing our squadron's function, denoting our role of command, control, and communication.

Because of McPeak's directive limiting the number of elements organizational emblems could contain, the star and flashes were omitted from the approved emblem.  Nevertheless, the unit ordered its patches WITH the star and "sparks" and none were ever made without these elements.

Approved Significance:  Blue and 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 eagle is symbolic of the unit's flying mission and reflects its commitment to defense of freedom anywhere in the world, as reflected by the globe.  (Approved 19 July 1993)  

The pictured patch was the first version worn, but not by everyone.  Pending receipt of the patches that were ordered "through the system," a unit member who went TDY to the far east had a small quantity of these made for wear on an interim basis.

2d Airborne Command and Control Squadron

Significance submitted by unit: In the center of the emblem is a five-pointed star signifying the Joint Chiefs of Staff under whose purview all military organizations function. Only three points of the star are viewed, symbolizing the TRIAD -- the three arms of our deterrent nuclear force. Superimposed on the star is the head of an eagle, strong in visage, doubly symbolic of our nation's freedom, power, and vision as well as our squadron's flying mission. The eagle is poised above a globe which is indicative of the worldwide nature of our mission. Emanating from the globe, rising into the sky are three communications sparks symbolizing our squadron's function, denoting our role of command, control, and communication.

Because of McPeak's directive limiting the number of elements organizational emblems could contain, the star and flashes were omitted from the approved emblem. Nevertheless, the unit ordered its patches WITH the star and "sparks" and none were ever made without these elements.

Approved Significance: Blue and 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 eagle is symbolic of the unit's flying mission and reflects its commitment to defense of freedom anywhere in the world, as reflected by the globe. (Approved 19 July 1993)

The pictured patch was the first version worn, but not by everyone. Pending receipt of the patches that were ordered "through the system," a unit member who went TDY to the far east had a small quantity of these made for wear on an interim basis.

File information
Album name: Units Numbered 0002
Inscription:2 ACCS
Base:Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Date added:May 30, 2007
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