Units

1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Emblem Significance: 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 globe indicates the world-wide reach of the unit.  The division of the globe into night and day hemispheres depicts service at all hours.  The dagger represents the Air Force Special Operations Command.  The Greek cross, also known as the “crux immissa quadrata,” represents urgent medical care.  The cross combined with the dagger signifies medical support of the military units.  The serpent entwined around the dagger is a reference to the Rod of Aesculapius, the ancient Greek symbol associated with the healing aspect of the medical arts.  The motto, “DEFENDO SALUS AD VITAM” means “Defending Health for Life."

Emblem Significance: 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 globe indicates the world-wide reach of the unit. The division of the globe into night and day hemispheres depicts service at all hours. The dagger represents the Air Force Special Operations Command. The Greek cross, also known as the “crux immissa quadrata,” represents urgent medical care. The cross combined with the dagger signifies medical support of the military units. The serpent entwined around the dagger is a reference to the Rod of Aesculapius, the ancient Greek symbol associated with the healing aspect of the medical arts. The motto, “DEFENDO SALUS AD VITAM” means “Defending Health for Life."


Mission
The 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron (SOAMDS) accomplishes global special operations taskings as an Air Force component member of US Special Operations Command. The unit promotes and maintains health for 15.4K beneficiaries divided amongst 4 groups, 25 squadrons, and 39 partner units. Personnel ensure maximum wartime readiness via deployment medicine, aircrew health care, disease prevention, wellness promotion, medical readiness, workspace/environmental surveillance, battlefield airmen medical support, and collaborative and operational relevant research.

Lineage
Constituted 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron on 1 May 2007. Activated on 30 May 2007.

Assignments
1st Special Operations Medical Group, 30 May 2007-.

Stations
Eglin AF Aux Fld #9 (Hurlburt Fld), FL, 30 May 2007-.

Honors
Service Streamers
None

Campaign Streamers
None

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers
None

Decorations
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor
[30 May] 2007 - 30 Jun 2007

Meritorious Unit Award
1 Oct 11-30 Sep 13
1 Oct 13-30 Sept 15