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U.S. military aviation units have used emblems since World War I to build “esprit de corps,” or group morale. While emblems first appeared primarily on aircraft, they were later made into cloth patches that were affixed to leather flight jackets and other uniform items.

Some of the patches worn on the shoulders of airmen today originated during the early days of military aviation and contain the same designs as the emblems that were used on World War I aircraft. Collectively, these patches are distinctive pieces of history that represent the men, women, organizations and equipment that are the U.S. Air Force and Space Force.

Symbolism Old Patch

  • Angelo State University’s logo, located on the Ram’s bridle, represents the core of our organization leading the way ahead.
  • The Ram’s head signifies the Detachment 847 “Fighting Rams” tradition of charging forward into the future.
  • The Texas flag background represents the detachment’s home state, which supports the group and reminds us of our roots.
  • The three darts represent the Air Force and Space Force moving upward into the sky, like the aircraft we fly, signifying air, space and cyberspace.

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