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The shield of the 426th Air Base Squadron includes several elements of special significance. The Eagle is a symbol of our nation, the United States of America. The compass rose is the symbol of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; the United States and Norway are founding members of the 29-member Alliance. The three swords represent the Sverd i fjell, a local monument on the shore of the Hafjrsfjord where in the year 872 following the Battle of Hafjrsfjord, Harald håfagre united all of Norway as one Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo)
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