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Distinctive Unit Insignia

A gold metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02cm) in height overall consisting of a maroon enamel elliptical background behind a bar containing twenty-seven squares alternating blue (ultramarine) and white enamel, surmounted by a scarlet enamel Greek cross (upper and lower arms extended above and below the bar) all bordered above and below with a band of gold (stippled and recessed) all below a gold scroll inscribed "HEALTH AND SERVICE" in scarlet letters, and in base on either side three gold oak leaves.

The scarlet cross, a symbol of aid and assistance, represents the U. S. Army Medical Department Activity located at Fort Hunter-Stewart, Georgia. The blue and white checkered squares on the gold background were suggested by the coat of arms of the Stewart clan of Scotland, the ancestral clan of General Daniel Stewart, Revolutionary War hero after whom Camp Stewart was named. The checks also allude to the Activity's accurate and efficient supervision and the ability to test, to examine and to control sickness and disease. The oak leaves, and the number twenty-seven in numerology mean life impulse, strength and good health; the oak tree also is the state tree of Georgia. Maroon and white are colors used by the Medical Department.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Stewart on 2 Jun 1970. It was redesignated for the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Hunter-Stewart on 27 Aug 1973.

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