3D MEDICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, above a representation of a mountain range in base Proper, snow capped Argent, a cross couped Gules in dexter flank within seven mullets arranged as the "Big Dipper" constellation in chief, and in sinister chief one larger star as the "North Star" Or; all within a narrow bordure Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "SUPPORTING EXCELLENCE" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "3RD MED SUPPORT SQ" in Black 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 cross is the international symbol of care and comfort provided to patients. Ursa Major symbolizes the mission support in the Alaskan Command. The Chugach Mountain Range, which surrounds the 3rd Medical Support Squadron's current location, is represented by the mountain range. The motto represents the belief in outstanding medical care in support of the mission.






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