The blue, white, yellow background and the white waves - symbolize the traditional are of operations: the ground, sea and the sky.
The Sail - depicts the widely accepted symbol of Zamboanga City, the home city of 3rd TOW.
The Cross, the Crescent and the Star – depict the two predominant cultures in the area – Christianity and Islam
The Arrowhead - modern symbol depicting an aircraft which in turn refers to the PAF.
The Thunderbolt - depicts the force determination and swiftness by which 3rd TOW performs its numerous task and mission.
The Waving Banner - shows the unit pride and determination to carry on despite rough sailing that it might encounter.
The Map of Mindanao - symbolizes the area of responsibility
The Number 3 - symbolizes the numerous unit designation