88TH MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Gules, a cross of the same fimbriated Sable winged Argent, covert ascending to chief a staff capped with a lamp of knowledge Or, entwined by a serpent Azure, langued of the second, its ventral scales and eyes of the third, all within a narrow border of the fourth.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "NEVER STOPS" in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "88TH MEDICAL OPS 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 red background represents the universal color for medical services. The red cross signifies the blood of life and is the international symbol of medical care. The white wings of the cross symbolize purity and innocence. The yellow staff capped with a lamp of knowledge and entwined with a blue serpent represents the Staff of Aesculapius, a symbol of healing.






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