87TH DENTAL SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a stylized Caduceus capped as a molar Gris, serpent Gules, armed and eyed Argent, langed Sable, forked tail emitting contrails from sinister base to dexter terminating as a delta all of the fourth, in chief a mullet Or; all within a narrow Yellow border.

Above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "ADDO MORSUS UT PUGNA" in Black letters.

Below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Black border and inscribed "87TH DENTAL SQUADRON" in Black letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue represents the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The winged Caduceus is the traditional symbol associated with medicine and serves as a strong reminder of the unit's primary mission to provide the best dental care. The streaking delta symbolizes the global reach associated with the Air Force flying mission. The star represents care for the total force comprised of the Active, Reserve and Guard components of all the military services. The Latin motto,"ADDO MORSUS UT PUGNA," translates to "Bringing the Fight to the Bite," in English and serves as a reminder that the unit's primary role is to ensure dental readiness for the warfighters and to always be prepared for the nation's conflicts.






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