C-3/E.Cox/ado/T 14 Jul 61
Ltr, 6593 Test Sq (Special) (TTA), 6 Sep 60, Sq Insignia
Hq USAF, Washington 25, D.C. JUL 14 1961
TO: AFSC (SCPS)
1. In accordance with AFR 900-3, 5 November 1959, the following emblem is approved for the 6593d Test Squadron (Special):
Description: On a white rectangle bordered red, an Air Force golden yellow lightning flash bendwise throughout, pointed upward, edged red, surmounted by an Air Force blue falcon in flight, beak and talons Air Force golden yellow, outlines Air Force blue, details and markings while, his talons grasping a red parachute dropping to base.
Significance: The emblem is symbolic of the squadron and its mission against a lightning streak representing the speed and accuracy of the unit’s test operations, a falcon (representing the sharp mind and keen sight required by crew members and the flying skill exhibited by the pilots) is displayed in flight grasping a parachute (symbolizing the ability of the aircraft to retrieve a parachuting satellite from celestial regions). Because the falcon is known for its fierce determination to follow through on anything it undertakes, it represents the spirit of the squadron to succeed at the most unusual aerial recovery in modern aviation history. The emblem bears the Air Force colors, ultramarine blue and golden yellow, and the nation colors, red, white and blue.
2. Attached is the official painting of the emblem described above, to be forwarded to the unit for file and guidance in reproduction.