96TH SURGICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, as a globe with land masses Vert, a cross couped Sanguine surmounted by a pair of swords in saltire Argent, bloodline Sable, grips Or garnished of the first, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "96TH SURGICAL OPERATIONS SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "OPERE SUPERIORE" 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 globe indicates the unit's ability to move anywhere quickly under challenge. The cross is a universal symbol for the healing art of medicine and denotes the surgical mission of the Squadron. The swords symbolize the unit's warrior spirit, combat readiness and medical ability to provide a healthy military force to defend the nation's security. The motto,"OPERE SUPERIORE," is Spanish for "Superior Operators."






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