79TH MEDICAL WING
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

Per bend Gules and Azure, surmounted by the Staff of Aesculapius bendwise Silver Gray and between in chief sinister a silhouetted Capitol dome Argent, and in dexter base an inverted triangle of the second charged with a mullet of the fourth, bearing a torteau, winged Or, all within a diminished bordure Yellow.

Attached below the shield, a White scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "79TH MEDICAL WING" in Blue 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 Staff of Aesculapius represents the healing arts practiced in the medical profession. The Capitol dome symbolizes the National Capital Region. The inverted triangle charged with a Hap Arnold star signifies the three geographic units in service under the Medical Wing, while also representing the history of service to the Air Force in times of adversity.






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