An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


1st Special Operations Squadron

The emblem is symbolic of the squadron and its mission. The red, white and blue are the national colors that ride with the squadron into battle and victory. The pale alludes to the numeral 1, the unit's numerical designation and marks it as first among its peers. The eagle represents the squadron's air mission and the three arrows depict the unit's capability to strike, to reconnoiter and to resupply. The compass role signifies the squadron's worldwide reaction capability. The colors gold and blue denote the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations, with gold referring to the sun and day, and blue to night, and also indicating the squadron's ability to work in darkness as well as light. The emblem bears the national colors and the Air Force colors gold and ultramarine blue.

VIRIN: 081210-F-JZ032-806.JPG
Additional Details

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.