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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a heart divided horizontally green above maroon bearing a horizontal blue wavy bar, overall a silver sword point up; all encircled in base by a maroon scroll inscribed "SUSTAINING THE FORCE" in silver letters.

Maroon and white (silver) are the Army Medical Corps branch colors. The sword represents the military nature of the organization. The heart shape reflects the motto in that the heart sustains individual life and hospitals in turn sustain or prolong the lives of Army personnel. The unit's World War II service in the Western Pacific Theater and the Ryukyus Islands is symbolized by the blue wavy bar and the green areas respectively.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 March 1987.

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