81ST AEROSPACE MEDICINE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Argent, a cross couped Gules surmounted by a winged lion with a bald eagle head salient Proper, all within a diminished border Azure.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "ESSE QUAM VIDERE" in Blue 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 red cross on a white field is an international symbol of humanitarian aid and represents the Squadron's medical functions. The international recognition of this symbol also reflects the worldwide mobile capabilities of the unit. The contrived beast depicts guardianship and protection, symbolizes the unit's function of keeping the fighting force healthy. The motto, "Esse Quam Videre," translates as "To Be, Rather Than To Seem To Be" in English.






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