FEBRUARY 6 2003
Figure 2.27. Air Force Squadron Emblem.
2.15. Service Symbols. Use service symbols on Air Force signs because of their strong visual
impact and because graphics are easier to understand and follow than words. For this reason, it is
recommended that service symbols be used in lieu of word messages whenever possible. However,
restroom signs must have compliant text and Braille accompanying the gender symbols.
2.15.1. Authorized Symbols. The symbols shown below and on the following pages are
authorized along with the standard symbols approved by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
Devices for use on exterior and interior Air Force signs. The Department of Transportation
symbols shown below were developed as passenger/pedestrian oriented symbols for use in
transportation related facilities.
2.15.2. Background. The symbols should be used as shown with black or dark brown pictographs
against a white background. The one exception is the handicapped accessibility symbol which
should have a white pictograph against a dark background.
2.15.3. Border. The symbol background border should always be square with rounded corners as
indicated. The line weight of the border must be consistent for all symbols.
2.15.4. Limitations on Usage. These symbols are not intended for use on traffic control devices
except for the "Parking" and "No Parking" signs described in paragraph 6.15, or according to the
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.