Starbase Composite Squadron Heraldry (OK151)
STARBASE COMPOSITE SQUADRON
OKLAHOMA WING, CIVIL AIR PATROL
U.S. AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
Purpose: To establish and maintain compliance with CAP heraldic standards for unit emblems as established in CAPR 110-3, Civil Air Patrol Heraldry Program.
Historical Significance: The new design plays off the historical squadron logo design. It keeps the vector globe but off set in the lower right quadrant. The aircraft has been updated to match the aircraft used in Civil Air Patrol’s 70th anniversary patch. The 4-pointed stars have been added, and the trajectory of the aircraft has been adjusted to the upper left quadrant, to symbolize our unit’s desire to always reach for the stars within service to our communities, honor in all that we do and the leadership that we display.
Heraldry: The components of this new design and their symbolism is described below
Three Yellow Stars: Stars represent the cosmos and the reach for them symbolizing a reach for excellence in all we do. The stars also represent the three prongs of Civil Air Patrol. In addition, the stars are a euphemism of the wingman concept of looking out for each other. Yellow represents the metal gold and has the heraldic name of “Or.” It characterizes the squadrons generosity of service and openness to all peoples.
The Globe: The globe represents worldliness and the color white, with a heraldic name of “Argent,” represents truth and peace. The squadron has always reached for the stars with goals and objectives. The globe also signifies that there are no limits to what we can do together as a team, and no limits as to where we can go.
Stylized Airplane: The stylized airplane represents our ever-present aerospace education program. The aircraft is a representation of our ability to go anywhere around the globe.
Done on this day, the twentieth day of August, two thousand twenty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, two hundred and forty-five.
Design and Artwork: Capt. Brandon W. Lunsford, Sr
Reviewed by NHQ Historian Staff: Maj. Timothy Thornton, 20 Aug 2021
Coordinated Through Oklahoma Wing Commander: Col. Aaron E. Oliver, 20 Aug 2021
Approved by Southwest Region Commander: Col Martha C. Morris, 20 Aug 2021