59TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure per fess Argent beveled, the Greek letter Psi in chief surmounted on a branch erect all of the second, a stylized Staff of Aesculapius Proper, honor point to middle base. In chief four lightning bolts radiating bendwise, two to sinister and two to dexter Or, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "OBTINEO PROMITTO" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "59TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQ" 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 clouds symbolize the unknown, yet unlimited potential of aerospace forces to protect air power and aerospace medicine whenever needed and are emblematic of the unit's parent wing. The Rod of Aesculapius with entwined serpent represents the healing power of medicine and is stylized to represent the Greek letter Psi, symbolizing the unique mission of the Squadron to provide psychological healing. The lightning bolts represent the constant ability of the four corps represented within the Squadron (Medical, Biomedical Sciences, Nurse, and Enlisted Corps) to deploy and project forces forward at any time. The motto first became known in 1998 and was designated by the commander at that time to remind all assigned of those who had given the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, and of those heroes who never returned home. It also serves to remind the unit of its mission to keep its promise to patients and their families in restoring them all to full health and wellness of body and mind.






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