OH-032 BLUE ASH CADET SQDN
Description: Upon a shield of Azure bordered in Or perch outstretched Argent wings at themiddle base, reaching to the dexter and sinister chiefs, with an Argent triangle with a three-bladed propeller in Gules centers at the middle chief. At the nombril point rests a fighting knife with an Argent blade and Or hilt and pommel. Extending from the dexter to the sinister base are six Argent mullets, three flanking each side of the knife blade. At the far reaches of the dexter and sinister chiefs are the inscriptions in Argent characters “CAP”, while a scroll of Gules trimmed in OR beneath the shield bears the inscription in Argent “SQUADRON GLR-OH-032”.
Significance: The six stars represent the wings of the Great Lakes Region. A fighting knife is symbolic of the “cutting edge” response time, strength in mission, and contribution of the Civil Air Patrol from World War II to the present day. Outstretched silver wings signify the CAP’s role as the United States Air Force Auxiliary and its commitment to aerospace education, guardianship and oversight of the civilian aviation community. A border of gold stands for excellence, blue for the USAF, and the red scroll for the passion and call to action which the members of the squadron all share.
Designer: Christopher A. Fussner, July 2005