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28th Bomb Wing Updates Emblem

The 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., updated its emblem Aug. 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force graphic).

The 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., updated its emblem Aug. 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force graphic).

ELLSWORTH AIRFORCE BASE, S.D. --

Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. – The 28th Bomb Wing emblem was updated Aug. 26 to reflect the motto of Ellsworth Air Force Base – “Guardian of the North.”

The new emblem has a shield with a white scroll edged with a narrow yellow border. Inscribed in it is “GUARDIAN OF THE NORTH” in blue letters. The blue within the emblem alludes to the sky and the primary area for where the Air Force operates, while the yellow is meant to symbolize excellence in all we do.

According to the Air Historical Group, the emblem reflects the Wing’s predecessor from World War II, the 28th Bombardment Wing. The nebuly partition line is where the two colors meet together and connect to make a cloud like affect. The clouds are supposed to signify the Wing’s area of operation within the Air Force mission. The motto on the emblem “Guardian of the North” hails back to the motto of the 28th Bomb Group (Composite).

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