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GLR-KY-131 Heartland Composite Squadron Emblem

GLR-KY-131 Heartland Composite Squadron
(Adopted and Approved 11 March 2019)

The Heartland Composite Squadron Patch is a disc and rocker design.  The Squadron's geographic area includes Hardin, Larue and Nelson Counties, which border most of Bullitt County.  Bullitt County is the geographical center of Kentucky, hence the Heartland Composite Squadron.   Strategically, the Squadron is located between Louisville and Bowling Green along the major I-65 highway, enabling us to quickly respond to any geographical region in Kentucky by ground or air. 

As a composite squadron, one of our missions is to develop the future aerospace leaders of tomorrow.  It is fitting that our geographic area of Larue County is the birthplace of one of our Nation's greatest leaders, President Abraham Lincoln.  President Lincoln’s head is silhouetted in the center of the patch, signifying our commitment to developing leaders.

The disc and rocker are bordered in Air Force Yellow.  It signifies Civil Air Patrol’s heritage as the Civil Air Patrol planes that patrolled the Eastern shore during World War II were yellow.  The color yellow is also related to learning and instills greater confidence and optimism, which are key to our Cadet program.  The background is azure, representing our Auxiliary relationship to our parent organization, the United States Air Force.  

At the top is the heraldic Civil Air Patrol red tri-bladed propeller and argent triangle, representing our three pronged mission of Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education and Emergency Services.  At the bottom, the three inner white stars signify the aircraft, balloon and UAS drone air operations in Civil Air Patrol.  The two outer white stars represent our model rocketry and STEM programs.    

 

The gold star is the heart of our patch.  Gold is emblematic of the United State Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, which is in our geographic area of Hardin County. Fort Knox is significant to our Wing as many of our cadet activities developing leaders take place at Fort Knox. The pair of wings signify our recognition of the principles of flight and the numerous ways aviation impacts every aspect of our world.  The green on the inside of the wings represents the lush green pastures, horse farms and agricultural production of Kentucky.  

Emblem designed by Col Darrel Williamson
Heraldry written by Lt Col Jordan Clouse

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