59th Medical Specialty Squadron
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Emblem


Description

On a disc Azure, a lamp of knowledge Or, flamed Proper, emitting three lightning bolts, one bendwise, one bend sinisterwise, and one fesswise, forming an inverted triangle of the second, voided Gules, charged with a Staff of Aesculapius Argent, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached above the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “POTENTIA PER SANITATEM” in Yellow letters.

Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed “59TH MEDICAL SPECIALTY 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 lamp of knowledge symbolizes the humanistic accomplishments of the Squadron. The Staff of Aesculapius (God of Healing) represents the Air Force medical mission. The lightning bolts depict the primary parts of the unit’s mission: care of patients, medical education programs and medical research. The Latin motto, “POTENTIA PER SANITATEM,” translates to “Power Through Healing” in English.






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