27TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS AEROSPACE MEDICINE SQ.|
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The 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron accomplishes global special operations taskings as an Air Force component member of U.S. Special Operations Command. The unit promotes and maintains the health of all active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, civilian personnel, dependants and retirees in the local area. Beneficiaries include four groups, 19 squadrons, 10 staff agencies and 12 tenant units. Personnel ensure maximum wartime readiness via aircrew healthcare, disease prevention, wellness promotion, medical readiness, workspace/environmental surveillance, and dental care.
Constituted 27th Aerospace Medicine Squadron on Aug. 26, 1994. Activated on Sept. 1, 1994. Redesignated: 27th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron on Sept. 1, 1997; 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron on Oct. 1, 2007.
27th Medical Group, Sept. 1, 1994 - Sept 30, 2007
27th Special Operations Medical Group, Oct. 1 2007-Present
Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Sept 1, 1994 - Present
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award: June 1, 1996 - May 31, 1998; June 1, 2002 - May 31, 2004
Blue and 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 circle suggests a globe and signifies the global health and dental care mission to the forces worldwide. The red cross, a traditional symbol of the health care services, is surmounted by a Zia sun symbol suggesting the unit's location. The caduceus reflects the medical corps and symbolizes the aerospace health care component of the squadron.