23D AEROSPACE MEDICINE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, in base a flying tiger Proper, winged Argent, above in chief a globe of the first, its axis tilted to dexter gridlined Or, surmounted by a cross Gules bearing a staff palewise Sable, entwined with a serpent of the third, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "23D AEROSPACE MEDICINE SQ" 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 winged tiger signifies strength and flexibility, its white wings emphasizing honor and integrity, indicative of the unit's lineage from the "Flying Tigers" during World War II. The Red Cross is an international symbol of healing and care and represents the Squadron's excellent commitment to medical care. The staff of Aesculapius reflects the medical skills of the unit when preparing for deployment.






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