35th Squadron               Activated 1969

1970

1976

1985

 

 

 

     

1970 


Description: This patch is a circular white emblem edged in blue. A stylized blue and gold aircraft is in the center. The blue Arabic number “35” is in the lower right section of the patch.

Significance: The futuristic aircraft represents the future of cadets and the Air Force.

History: This is the squadron’s original patch.

Nickname: "Party Squadron"

Motto: "Always the Best"

  1970 – 1975

 

 

The design of the 35th patch was taken from the soon-to-be-adopted F-15. The 35th has been a constant competitor due to the leadership of such Academy greats as All-Americas Ernie Jennings and Kevin Brennan. They are sponsored by the 31st Tactical fighter Wing, Homestead AFB, Florida.  – C3C J. A. Sheedy, Class of 1976, Falconews, 29 March 1974


 

A blue and yellow stylized F-15 flies above the blue numerals “35” upon a background of white. The F-15, America’s top air superiority aircraft, is appropriate because it exemplifies the “Always the Best” attitude of our squadron. The patch also symbolizes the ideal of never-ending efforts to achieve peace and freedom.  – 1975 Polaris


1976     "Wild Weasels"


Description: This patch depicts a tawny-colored weasel perched high on stormy gray clouds. He is armed with two yellow missiles, one in his paw and one in his tail, and is prepared to strike. A light blue sky is above the weasel. The words “Wild” and “Weasel” appear at the top and bottom of the patch respectively in blood-red letters. The number “35” appears just below the word “Wild.” The entire patch is enclosed with a circular black border.

Significance: The squadron’s name was derived from the Air Force’s famed SAM-suppressors of the Vietnam conflict. This is a tribute to the F-105 pilots who flew the Wild Weasel missions and is a symbol of the similar “Fly and Fight” spirit of Thirty-Five.

History: This is the squadron’s second patch, adopted in 1976. The new patch was created due in part to the fact that the original patch too closely resembled that of 33rd Squadron. It was designed by David Mason, Class of 1977.

Nickname: "Wild Weasels"

  1976 – 1985

 

1985     "Wild Weasels"


Description: The patch is circular in design, has a blue background and is edged in back. It depicts a black, brown, and white weasel, wearing red gloves and riding two white and dark blue missiles. The weasel is in the sitting position, facing the left side of the patch, and has a jet aircraft control stick in its right hand while poised to throw a gold lightning bolt with its left hand. In the center on the left side of the patch is a red “35” edged in black. Around the top edge of the patch (with the exception of directly over the weasel’s head) are eight gold stars also edged in black.

Significance: The squadron’s name was derived from the Air Force’s famed SAM-suppressors of the Vietnam conflict. This is a tribute to the F-105 pilots who flew the Wild Weasel missions and a symbol of the similar “Fly and Fight” spirit of the Thirty-Fifth Squadron. This patch replaced the old Wild Weasel patch because the new patch better depicted the aggressiveness, courage, and fighting spirit of the F-105 pilots and Squadron Thirty-Five.

History: This is the squadron’s third patch, adopted in 1985.

Nickname: "Wild Weasels"

  1986 –