59TH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per bend Azure and Gules, charged with a cloud formation in sinister side and base Argent fimbriated and detailed Or, a stylized representation of an electrocardiogram tracing Sable, in dexter side extending horizontally to sinister side a lightning bolt of the fourth issuant from chief toward dexter side, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "CURATIO CUM CELERITAS" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "59TH EMERGENCY MEDICAL 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 clouds symbolize the unknown yet unlimited potential of aerospace forces to project air power and aerospace medicine wherever needed. The clouds are also emblematic of the Squadron's parent wing, the 59th Medical Wing, and are similar to its emblem. The bottom right portion of the disc represents wounds bleeding of life, death throes, and other emergent threats to life and limb to which the emergency department responds. The stylized electrocardiogram tracing initially shows a chaotic life-threatening rhythm and then a normal rhythm. The lightning bolt extends to the electrocardiogram tracing, terminating the chaotic rhythm and initiating a normal rhythm. This is representative of the rapid response of emergency department personnel in response to a life in peril. The unit's ability to rapidly provide life-saving medical care is summed up in the motto, "Curatio Cum Celeritas," which translates in English to "Healing With Speed."






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