This is the present Firebird patch as worn by the
517th Airlift Squadron (PACAF) stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
The 517th now flies the Alaska portion of the mission formerly
accomplished by the 17th Troop Carrier Squadron and 17th Tactical
Airlift Squadron. The 109th Tactical Airlift Group, New York Air
National Guard, was given the Greenland Ice Cap mission along
with the ski-model C-130s.