Ultramarine blue and Air Force 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 stars symbolize the unit ties to the Air Force Space Command. The orbiting satellite represents the unit’s connection to space and the National Reconnaissance Office. The satellite represents local heritage and culture. The profile of the Minuteman symbolizes the connection to the Air National Guard and the unit’s rapid response capability. Emblem approved 13 March 2009.