96TH DENTAL SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a flight symbol ascending bendwise sinister in dexter chief Or, trailing a contrail Sable, arching towards in sinister chief a pair of hands couped Buff, holding a globe of the first, land masses of the second, over which in nombril a cross couped Gules, charged with a Staff of Aesculapius, staff of the second, snake of the third, eyed of the second, all within a narrow border Black.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "YOU CANT CHEW WITHOUT OUR CREW" in Black letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "96TH DENTAL SQUADRON" 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 flight symbol reflects the unit's mission to provide a healthy fighting force. The hands holding a globe reflects the Squadron's ability to deploy worldwide and support the Air Force flying mission. The cross and Staff of Aesculapius are traditional medical symbols, evoking the care and compassion that unit personnel provide through their medical care and training, ensuring optional health for base personnel.










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