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BOMARC Combat Units

6th Air Defense Missile Squadron (BOMARC)

    [1 Feb 1959 – 15 Dec 1964], Suffolk County AFB, NY.* DESCRIPTION: On a disc of light blue sky, a formation of three AF golden yellow stars in sinister chief between two red stylized aircraft flying fesswise in chief leaving white vapor trails to sinister chief and two white missiles pointing upward and intercepting the aircraft, leaving wide AF blue, red, and white trails arched to sinister; issuing from base and surmounting the lower missile trail a silhouetted skyline of tall buildings AF blue, windows indicated AF golden yellow. SIGNIFICANCE: The skyline at night indicates the large metropolitan area over which the missile squadron stands guard. The two skyward-bound missiles and the two aircraft represent the mission of the unit to seek, intercept, and destroy. The sky and stars symbolize the vast area over which this unit stands eternal vigilance. APPROVED: 16 June 1960 COMMENTARY: *The actual location of the missile complex was a few miles outside the gate of Suffolk County AFB.