88TH INPATIENT OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, above a litter Vert, handles Argent, a cross Gules, charged with a stylized lantern Or, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "88TH INPATIENT OPERATIONS SQ" in Yellow letters.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "PROVIDING LEADING EDGE CARE" 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 cross represents the Squadron as a medical care provider. The lantern symbolizes Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of the practice of nursing. The litter represents the unit's commitment to care for wounded soldiers on the battlefield and for the sick that require 24-hour, 7 days a week monitoring and care in an inpatient hospital environment.






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