1ST SPECIAL OPERATIONS MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Sable, a cross Gules overall surmounted by a sword point to base Proper, entwined by a snake Vert, eyed Argent; all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "KEEP ?EM FLYING" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Black scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "1 SOMDOS" in Yellow 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 dagger represents the AFSOC's ability to deliver Special Operations capability globally through airpower. The snake wrapped around the winged dagger resembles the caduceus and emphasizes the medical squadron's role in AFSOC's delivery of Special Operations capability. The cross is the time-honored symbol of the combat medic. The Squadron's motto emphasizes the commitment to the mission and the goal to keep the planes in the air, bringing the fight to the enemy.






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