These are real mission patches from black operations programs within the United States military. The insignia shown here contain symbols strongly associated with the occult. There are many more of these mission logos that have been released to the public. Some are funny and some are frightening. Trevor Paglen has done some fantastic research into obtaining many of these patches and deciphering their meaning in his book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World.
Here is a brief description of the ones shown here:
A & C:
[A] is a patch for a NRO spy-satellite launch. Most will probably recognize this Illuminati 101 symbolism: An unfinished pyramid topped by the All-Seeing Eye.
“LMA” at the bottom right most likely refers to Lockheed Martin Aerospace, which is the ultimate Big Brother mega-company working with the CIA, NRO, NSA and IRS.
Above the All-Seeing Eye is written “Supra Summus”, which can be translated to “Most Superior and Highest”.
[C] Other NRO spy-satellite launches have also used similar designs. Paraphrased from Vigilant Citizen
TENCAP is an acronym for “Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities” and is a collection of programs involving the cutting edge of warfare.
“The purpose of the AF TENCAP program is to exploit the current and future potential of existing national, commercial, and civil space systems and national air-breathing systems, and to provide these capabilities to the warfighter as rapidly as possible.”
In PSYOPS, “Special” almost invariably means “black” or highly classified. Does the “highly classified part” of the mission have something to do with the fact that the badge bears the face of an inter-dimensional being? The saying at the bottom, “Oderint Dum Metuant” is usually associated with Caligula, the first-century Roman emperor whose name became synonymous with depravity, madness, and tyranny. It translates as “Let them hate so long as they fear.” Right. Paraphrased from Vigilant Citizen
A National Reconnaissance Office program patch, whose referent remains entirely obscure. The Latin inscription translates as “Never before, never again.” Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
This was the original version of a patch commemorating a flight test of a B-2 “Spirit” stealth bomber. The sigma symbol on the test shape’s outline signifies invisibility. The number “509” refers to the 509th Bomb Wing, which operates the United States’ stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The “alien” could be a reference to the history of the 509. In 1947, the 509th was based at Roswell, New Mexico. The dog-Latin phrase Gustatus Similis Pullus translates as “Tastes like chicken.” ???
This patch was eventually modified when Air Force officials insisted that the phrase “Classified Flight Test” could not appear on the design. In an updated version of this patch, that phrase has been replaced with the words “To Serve Man.” Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
Based at Groom Lake, the Special Projects Flight Test Squadron is the Air Force’s premier “black” squadron for testing classified prototype aircraft. The squadron’s mascot is a wizard. A collection of six stars (five plus one) on the patch is a reference to the unit’s operating location: the secret base known as Area 51. The sigma symbol in the wizard’s right hand is a reference to the ideal radar signature of a stealth aircraft: zero. On the right side of the patch, the falling globe references aluminum balls dropped from the sky to calibrate radar equipment. Lightning bolts, such as the one emanating from the wizard’s staff, often refer to electronic warfare. The aircraft in the lower right is probably a generic symbol representing flight testing. The sword at the bottom of the image refers to a recently declassified Boeing stealth demonstrator known as the “Bird of Prey”: the handle on the sword approximates the shape of this prototype. Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
This is a program patch from the National Reconnaissance Office, the United States’ “black” space agency whose existence was a secret until the early 1990s (the agency was formed in the early 1960s).
DRAGON is an old code name within the BYEMAN information compartment for the infrared imaging capabilities on CRYSTAL (advanced KH-11) reconnaissance satellites. Excerpt from Cabinet Magazine
“Procul Este Profani”: “Keep your distance, you who are uninitiated.” Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen
A giant angry dragon clutching the planet, bringing destruction from space. That’s a nice way to symbolize space missions. In PSYOPS symbolism, dragons typically represent signals-intelligence satellite launches. The phrase “Omnis Vestri Substructio Es Servus Ad Nobis” can loosely be translated to “All your base are servant to us”. This phrase does not make much sense, except that it vaguely states that the world is owned by those who made that patch. But this phrase is also reminiscent of a geeky 2002 Internet meme based on a poor translation in an old-school Sega game. This allusion to popular culture is quite funny yet disturbing … I’m pretty sure they truly believe that all our base are belong to them. Excerpt from Vigilant Citizen