3D Operations Group

Party per bend Vert and sable in chief a cactus (prickly pear) Or, a bend Azure fimbriated of the third, all within a bordure Argent charged with nineteen crosses pattée of the second.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “3D OPERATIONS GROUP” 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 shield is divided diagonally into the original colors of the Air Service--green and black. Over the dividing line is a band of the Air Force’s present colors alluding to the Rio Grande River, dividing the United States and Mexico. On a green field is a yellow prickly pear cactus commemorating the unit’s first patriots along the Mexican border. Around the shield is a white border with black pattée crosses equal to the number of aerial victories credited to the original squadrons during World War I.