99TH INPATIENT OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc as a globe Azure, gridlined Celeste, charged with a stylized demi-sun Or, rays shadowed Sable, above a stylized moon Argent, in base three crosses two and one Gules, fimbriated of the fourth, all within a narrow Black border.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "UNIVERSITAS CURA SARCINA" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "99TH 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 stylized sun and moon represent the twenty-four hours a day operations which the unit is required to maintain, as well as their readiness to serve the mission twenty-four hours a day. The three crosses represent the three original units in the Squadron: the Intensive Care Unit, the Step-Down Unit and the Medical Surgical Unit. They also signify the three types of people the unit employs?Air Force, Veteran's Affairs and Civilian Personnel as well as Active Duty, Reserve and Guard components of which the Air Force is comprised. The globe signifies world-wide deployment in any theater of operations. The motto, "UNIVERSITAS CURA SARCINA," translates to "TOTAL CARE PACKAGE," which the unit provides to its customers. The word "SARCINA" means "SOLDIER KIT," recalling the medical bags carried into battle by Squadron personnel.






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