374TH SURGICAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, a cross Gules surmounted by two swords in saltire Or, grips Sable, charged with a Rod of Aesculapius Vert, entwined by a snake of the first, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached above the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "SEMPER PRIMUS" in Blue letters.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "374 MSGS" in Blue 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 cross symbolizes delivery of quality medical care anytime, anywhere. The Rod of Aesculapius symbolizes the unit's medical support to the Air Force mission and the adaptability of Air Force personnel to achieve the highest standards in any given situation at home or in garrison. The swords represent the cutting edge surgical capability of the unit and the determination to maintain professional growth and the dignity to pursue constant vigilance in justice. The motto, "SEMPER PRIMUS," translates to "ALWAYS FIRST."





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