1st Special Operations Medical Readiness Squadron The 1st Special Operations Medical Readiness Squadron (1 SOMRS) at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is one of two Air Force active duty medical squadrons assigned to the 1st Special Operations Medical Group and falls under the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). MISSION The 1 SOMRS supports global special operations taskings as an Air Force component member of US Special Operations Command. Personnel ensure maximum wartime readiness via active duty medical care, deployment medicine, aircrew health care, disease prevention, wellness promotion, medical readiness, workspace/environmental surveillance, mental healthcare, and battlefield airmen medical support. ORGANIZATION The unit promotes and maintains health for 8.6K beneficiaries spread across 4 wings, 54 squadrons, and 18 other organizations. LINEAGE Constituted 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron on May 1, 2007. Activated on May 30, 2007. Redesignated as 1 Special Operations Medical Readiness Squadron on 7 Jun 2019. ASSIGNMENTS 1st Special Operations Medical Group, May 30, 2007 – Present. STATIONS Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 30, 2007 – Present. HONORS Service Streamers None Campaign Streamers None Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers None DECORATIONS Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor May 30, 2007 – June 30, 2007 Meritorious Unit Award Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2013 Oct. 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2015 Oct 1, 2015 -- Sept. 30, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2019 Oct 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2021 EMBLEM 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."