99TH SURGICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Sable, a stylized hourglass headed caduceus snakes Vert, wings and rod between four mullets arced in base two and two Or, in chief a terrestrial globe Argent, land masses of the second, fimbriated and environed by two annulets saltirewise Azure, all within a narrow Black border.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "INCISION WITH PRECISION" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "99TH SURGICAL 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 caduceus represents the medical community of which the unit is a vital part. The wings denote prompt response. The hourglass symbolizes the "golden hour," the optimal amount of time a patient needs to get to life saving surgery to prolong life. The globe encircled by annulets depicts the world wide mission and the many theaters of operations in which the unit must be ready to perform. The four stars symbolize the original four flights that stood up with the unit.






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