87TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Or, a cross Gules, fimbriated Argent, surmounted in chief by a demi-globe Azure, gridlined of the third, over all a winged caduceus of the like, detailed and fimbriated Sable, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "LET KNOWLEDGE CONQUER DISEASE" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "87TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQ" in Blue letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The caduceus is the traditional symbol associated with the healing arts and symbolizes the unit's primary mission to provide medical care. The cross, coupled with the wings supporting the globe, represents the air power associated with the Air Force and the mobile nature of the Squadron's ability to take the healing profession wherever the mission dictates. The globe cradled by the wings further symbolizes the Air Force Medical Service's commitment to mission accomplishment around the world. The cross is a universally accepted symbol for medical personnel and signifies the duality of the unit's health profession and military mobility commitment. The motto represents the Squadron's constant quest to conquer the ravages of disease through the acquisition of further education and knowledge.






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