|Lineage and Honors History
31st Security Police Squadron
Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 15 Jul 1967-15 Oct 1970
SERVICE STREAMERS. None
ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS. None.
The Vietnam Service Streamer, a unit award analogous to the award of the medal and ribbon for the individual. is identical to the ribbon in design and color. A United States Air Force (USAF) unit qualified for the Vietnam Service Streamer if it was based in South Vietnam at any time between 1 July 1958 and 14 November, or 29 January through 28 March 1973.* A unit based during these same periods in Thailand and flying missions into or over Vietnam also received the Vietnam Service Streamer. Nonpaying combat support units based in Thailand at any time between 1 July 1958 and 28 March 1973 are also entitled to the service streamer.
Presidential Unit Citation:
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:
ORGANIZATIONAL EMBLEM: 31ST Security Police Squadron
Unit Emblem History:
- Redesignated 31st Security Police Squadron on 9 Jun 1967.
-- Revised Emblem Approved 25 Oct 1994. (see attached)
SIGNIFICANCE: The emblem is symbolic of the Squadron and The Air Force colors, golden yellow and ultramarine blue, are used. Ultramarine blue denotes the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations, and yellow the sun and excellence of personnel in assigned duties. The primary element, the dragon, represents the fire power of the combined forces of the squadron which are vital for its mission of defense regardless of location. The three stars symbolize bravery, alertness, and devotion to duty; these attributes are essential to the security policeman in the accomplishment of his duties. The three waves in base depict the squadron's combat capability to defend USAF personnel and resources across any ocean, in any part of the world. The National Colors also are used in the design.
MOTTO: DEFEND WITH HONOR.
DESCRIPTION: On a blue disc edged yellow between three white mullets of eight points in chief and three white stylized waves in base, an oriental dragon (yellow with brown details, head, underbody, feet, tail and scales red, eyes, talons and teeth white, pupil of eye black) emitting three red tongues of flame from its mouth. Attached below the disc a blank scroll blue edged yellow.
DATE PREPARED. 4 Nov 1996
SUPERSEDES statement prepared on 26 Jun 1967
PREPARED by Helen Weaver
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