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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inch (2.86cm) in width overall consisting of a chevron with alternating horizontal silver and blue wavy bands surmounted overall by a maroon Greek cross charged with a silver winged green lozenge all above and encircled in base by a maroon scroll bearing the inscription "SERVICE FOR HEALTH" in silver letters.

Maroon and white are the colors used for Medical organizations. Two of the outstanding pioneering achievements in the career of Major General Raymond Whitcomb Bliss, MC (for whom the Hospital, a major subordinate activity of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Huachuca was named) "Aerial Evacuation of Casualties" and "Preventive Medicine" are symbolized by the wings and the green lozenge simulating the emerald from the ring customarily worn by medieval physicians to ward off disease. The chevron pictorially represents a mountain and the white and blue wavy bands represent water referring to "Huachuca," an Apache-Chiricahua Indian word meaning "mountains with water" and refers to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, home station of the Activity.

The distinctive insignia unit was originally approved for Raymond Bliss Army Hospital on 19 Mar 1970. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Huachuca on 30 Aug 1973.

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