23D MEDICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, in chief a caduceus, staff Sable, entwined serpents Or, winged Argent, in dexter a cross Gules, surmounted by an "EKG" rhythm fesswise of the second, in sinister a winged tiger descending Proper, langued of the fifth , wings displayed, armed of the fourth, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "23D MEDICAL OPERATIONS 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 the proud heritage as part of the "Flying Tigers." The red cross with the EKG rhythm running through it represents the medical operations squadron as the heartbeat of the wing mission. The caduceus is the traditional symbol associated with the medical profession and symbolizes the unit's primary mission to provide the best medical care.






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