9TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a barrulet Sable, in chief a demi-sun in glory Or, overall a cross couped Gules charged with the Rod of Aesculapius Yellow, entwined by a serpent Argent, eyed and shadowed of the second, langued of the fourth; all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "9 MDOS" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "PAX IN BELLO" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Blue and 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 red cross is the international symbol for medical care. The Rod of Aesculapius is the symbol of healing and is also representative of medical service corps worldwide. The rising sun represents the Air Force's rise into the new millennium.






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