96TH INPATIENT OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a cross couped Gules, braced and entoured by three lightning bolts bend sinisterwise per bend arranged one under and over the cross, two under the cross, three over and under the cross Argent, surmounted by a Staff of Aesculapius terminating in a lit lamp Or, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "GLOBAL MEDICS" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "96TH INPATIENT OPERATIONS 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 cross signifies the art of medicine. The lightning bolts represent the swiftness of medics to deploy, thereby ensuring global reach. The lamp signifies the nursing mission and combined with the Rod of Aesculapius symbolizes the unique medical care delivered by professional and paraprofessional personnel.






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