25th Squadron               Activated 1967

1968

 

 

 

 

 

         

1968     "Redeye"


Description: The 25th Squadron patch is circular in shape bordered in gold. At the base of the circle is the squadron’s number expressed in red Roman numerals accented with black. The background of the patch is sky blue. Standing atop the squadron numerals is a black cat with one red eye. Completing the patch are two fighters coming in from right to left in formation and executing a steep turn and climb, leaving golden contrails behind them.

Significance: The most conspicuous feature of the patch is the large black cat referred to as “Red Eye,” the squadron’s nickname. “Red Eye” typifies the qualities of luck and good fortune which have been enjoyed by the squadron ever since its inception. The use of Roman numerals connotes a certain degree of elegance to the daring associated with the Air Force. The blue background represents the sky. The two fighters flying in formation represent the comradeship that is always present among the members of “Red Eye.” The golden contrails left by the fighters indicate that this comradeship is long-lasting and extends beyond the cadet experience.

History: This is the squadron’s original patch.

Nickname: "Redeye"

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“Red Eye” typifies the qualities of luck and good fortune. The two fighters in formation represent the comradeship and the golden contrails left by the fighters indicates that this comradeship extends beyond the cadet squadron. The 25th was one of the first squadrons to occupy the new dorm and is presently being sponsored by the 62nd Military Airlift Wing out of McChord AFB, Washington.  – C3C Dave Srulowlyz, Class of 1976, Falconews, 29 March 1974


 

“Red Eye” typifies the qualities of luck and good fortune for our squadron. The two fighters in formation represent the comradeship in our squadron, and the golden contrails indicate that this friendship extends on to others. The sky represents our mission, and the cat is our symbol of perfection. His eternal eye signifies our alertness and readiness.  – 1975 Polaris