The patch has a bulldog emblazoned in the foreground of a sky blue circle outlined in black. A lightning bolt shoots across the sky behind the silver bulldog, outlined in black and wearing a spiked collar. On a white scroll at the bottom of the patch is written "13th SQ AFCW."
The bulldog represents the full circle of qualities that make up an Air Force officer. It epitomizes the moral resolve and dogged pursuit of duty typical to the cadets of the 13th Squadron. The lightning bolt demonstrates the courage and dedication that characterizes all bulldog graduates.
This is the original squadron patch. Early versions of this patch may have a darker blue background. Another possibility is a lighter blue background with a brown bulldog.
Information gathered for the page from "Squadron Insignia of the United States Air Force Academy" by P. Michael Sheridan, Library of Congress Catalog Number: 90-62369