27TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS MEDICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON|
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The 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron (SOMDSS) accomplishes global special operations taskings as an Air Force component member of U.S. Special Operations Command. The unit promotes and maintains health of all active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel, dependants and retirees in the local area. Beneficiaries include four groups, 19 squadrons, 10 staff agencies, and 12 tenant units. Personnel provide disaster preparedness, Trocare, patient administration, readiness, information systems, resources, and pharmacy, laboratory and logistics services.
Constituted 27th Medical Support Squadron on Aug. 26, 1994. Activated on Sept. 1, 1994. Redesignated 27th Special Operations Medical Support 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 Awards: June 1, 1996-May 31, 1998; June 1, 2002 - May 31, 2004
Emblem approved Nov. 12, 1998. 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 divided disc reflects the unit's team effort to support Air Force personnel with good medical care. The red cross denotes the unit as a medical squadron. The eagle symbolizes the unit's ability to seek out methods of preventative medicine and to provide swift medical care when the needs arise. The hands supporting the cross represent the continuous support by the squadron to help those in need.