42D MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per pile Gules and Azure, in chief a cross couped of the first charged with a staff of Aesculapius Sable, in dexter a pair of hands appaumé conjoined fesswise reversed and couped at the wrists Proper, in sinister a torch Argent enflamed Or, both detailed Black, all within a narrow bordure Black.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "42D MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQ" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "COMPASSION SERVICE EXCELLENCE" 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 red cross and Rod of Aesculapius are symbols of the medical profession. The cupped hands signify the "caring while healing" demeanor of the unit's personnel. The torch reflects the continuous healthcare education required of the unit in preparation for their mission.






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