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historic district, will also be coordinated and approved through the State Historic Preservation
Office. Some Air Force installations have design guidelines which dictate colors, font styles,
mounting, etc. which further clarify the guidance in this Sign Standard.
1.5.3. This document is not intended to address all possible signage options in Military Family
Housing. For example, housing area entrance signs should follow MAJCOM guidance and
specific base Housing Community Plans.
1.5.4. This document does not apply to Visual Air Navigation Facility signs placed in and
around the airfield environment for the purpose of providing information for operating aircraft.
Such signs must comply with the requirements of AFI 32-1044, Visual Air Navigation Systems.
1.5.5. Some situations will require signs not discussed in this document. This sign system is
expected to evolve as the needs of the Air Force change, and additions or modifications will be
made as necessary. All questions and suggestions relating to signs and sign standards should be
sent to HQ AFCEE/DCD.
Section 1B--Objective-A Sign System
1.6. Sign Control Group. Each base should establish a sign control group to review and approve
sign needs, designs and placement. The group should include representatives from the civil
engineering office, security police and wing safety.
1.7. Master Sign Plan. The first step in implementing an effective sign system on base is the
development of a Master Sign Plan that shows the location and content of every proposed exterior
sign. The components of a Master Sign Plan include a Site Plan, a Sign Schedule and a Sign
1.7.1. Importance of Master Sign Plan. It is the key to an efficient, attractive and cost effective
system. The plan should be developed before any new signs are procured, since it will enable
construction and placement of new signs to be prioritized, coordinated and streamlined.
1.7.2. Sign Site Plan. The engineer preparing the plan should become familiar with all the Air
Force sign types and their functions. A copy of the current base site plan should be used as the
base drawing for the signage site plan. The engineer should tour the base, marking the location
of each required sign on the site plan, and assigning a number to each sign. A sign master plan
should not be prepared without touring the base, since vegetation or other obstacles may actually
hide a location that looks clear on a base plan.
1.7.3. Sign Schedule. Using the information gathered on the base tour, the engineer should
prepare the sign schedule. The sign schedule will show the sign number, sign type and exact
message and will reference the appropriate structural details.
1.7.4. Sign Inventory. As the signs are manufactured and installed, the information in the master
plan should be transferred to base sign inventory sheets in accordance with AFR 75-88,
Highways for National Defense in the Continental US. This information will be used as the basis