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Attention artists! 202nd ISRG seeks official group and squadron emblem designs

The wing’s newest cyber group, the 202nd Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group (202 ISRG), needs your creativity! With the new cyber ISR mission now official, part of the new mission process is to design organizational emblems for the new units.  Per the organizational change request, the 202 ISRG will have 3 subordinate squadrons: 267th Intelligence Squadron (267 IS), 203rd Intelligence Squadron (203 IS) and 202nd Intelligence Support Squadron (202 ISS).

The wing’s newest operational group, the 202nd Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group, needs your creativity! With the new cyber ISR mission now official, part of the new mission process is to design organizational emblems for the new units.

OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- The wing's newest operational group, the 202nd Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group, needs your creativity!

With the new cyber ISR mission now official, part of the new mission process is to design organizational emblems for the new units.  According to the organizational change request, the 202 ISRG will have three subordinate squadrons: 267th Intelligence Squadron, 203rd Intelligence Squadron and 202nd Intelligence Support Squadron.

While the 267 IS is to retain the heraldry and lineage of the 267th Combat Communications Squadron, the remaining units are open to all ideas.

What should the new group and squadron emblems look like? This is where you, the members and friends of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, come in. You have a golden opportunity to design unit emblems that will be representative of the new mission and will be forever preserved in the lineage and heraldry of the U.S. Air Force.

Symbols have distinguished friend from foe in warfare throughout recorded history. Organizations of the United States Air Force, like other military organizations, employ heraldic emblems as a means of identification and for esprit de corps. A heraldic design involves the emblem, an optional unit motto and symbolism that identifies and represents a unit. The symbols and colors incorporated into each unit's emblem convey the meaning and symbology of the unit's heritage and mission.

In accordance with AFI 84-105 Organizational Lineage, Honors and Heraldry, official group and squadron emblems must adhere to specific guidelines and go through a strict approval process with the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Ala. The 102 IW public affairs office is happy to assist with review, questions or guidance on the design and can be reached at (508) 968-4516/4697.

Use your creativity and your talent, or the talent of someone you know, and help design a new emblem! The design can be a hand-drawn sketch or a digital design. All designs must be submitted with THIS FORM to Col. Arthur Wunder by 8 May, 2016 (arthur.p.wunder.mil@mail.mil).

USEFUL LINKS:

What is Cyber ISR? By Col. Arthur Wunder, 102 IW/WOOT

Guide to Air Force Heraldry

Massachusetts Air National Guard History (Lineage)

The DoD Institute of Heraldry

AFI 84-105 Organizational Lineage, Honors and Heraldry