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ELEVENTH AIR FORCE LINEAGE, HONORS, AND EMBLEM

Posted 11/16/2006 Printable Fact Sheet

Color Emblem    
Cable Numbers Color Name PMS Number
67103 Air Force Yellow 116
67101 White ---
67118 Ultramarine Blue Reflex Blue
67111 Scarlet 200
     
Subdued Emblem    
Cable Numbers Color Name PMS Number
67130 Spruce Green 357
67158 Garnet 209
67138 Black K
67124 Flag Blue 282

Approved
13 August 1943

Description
Azure, in dexter chief the numeral "11" gules fimbriated agent above a mullet of the last pierced of the second winged or in bendwise sinister, all within a diminished bordure of the last.

Significance
Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The winged star-in-circle is adapted from the Air Force logo and is a stylized representation of the North Star, which suggests the 11th Air Force's home base in the Alaska and the scope of the organization's defense mission. The "11" refers to the numerical designation of the unit.

Lineage 
Constituted as Alaskan Air Force on 28 December 1941.
Activated on 15 January 1942.
Redesignated Eleventh Air Force in February 1942.

Honors
Service Streamers: None
Campaign Streamers: None
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers: None
Decorations: None

Campaigns
Air Offensive, Japan
Aleutian Islands

Stations
Elmendorf Field, AK, 15 January 1942
Adak, AK, 10 August 1943
Elmendorf AFB, AK, 1 October 1946-present







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