OH-296 VAN WERT COMPOSITE SQDN
Description: A badger’s profile in Sable, Argent, and Or at the fess point bares its teeth at the
dexter base, on a field of Azure trimmed in Gules. At the chief rests the Gules inscription “GLR OH-296”, while beneath the shield a scroll of Or, trimmed in Gules, reads “VAN WERT COMPOSITE SQ” in Gules.
Significance: Overall use of red, white, and blue are symbolic of the squadron’s patriotism and the Civil Air Patrol. The scroll of red and gold represent the colors of Van Wert, Ohio. A snarling badger, although rarely seen in the squadron’s home area, do receive considerable press when spotted by the public at large. They are strong, vigilant, determined and considered one of the best survivors in the wild, all attributes of the strengths of the members of the squadron.
Designers: Natalie Hunt, Bryce Beckner, Jon Vondenhuevel, Paula Bogle, Travis Dickson, Anthony Sandefer, November 2012