USAF Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Crest

The US Air Force ordinary holds the position of honor at the top of the crest. It is supported by the erect wings which symbolize the combat ready United States Air Force and the Theater Air Control System. At the bottom of the wings rests the TACP ordinary, representing the most forward element of the Theater Air Control System. The sword symbolizes the strength and firepower controlled by the TACP, while the lighting bolt represents a modern day standard for communications, the backbone of the TACP. The eight point omnidirectional star symbolizes the worldwide mobility commitment of the TACP, as well as his ability to navigate over all terrain.