FEBRUARY 6 2003
Figure 4.3. Entry Gate Type A3.
See Figure 4.8.
4.8. Main Entrance Sign Type A1.
4.8.1. General Description. Air Force installations can create a consistent professional image by
developing greater uniformity in the design of entrance signs. The structure supporting the sign
may vary to complement the predominant architectural style of the base, but the design of the
sign itself should conform to the following standards (Figure 4.4).
Information. The sign face shall contain only the following information:
The title "U.S. AIR FORCE" in upper case letters.
The installation name in upper and lower case letters.
The Air Force Symbol.
4.8.3. Other Graphics and Lettering. No additional graphics or lettering are to be applied.
4.8.4. Materials. The symbol and letterforms will be constructed of stainless steel or aluminum,
approximately " in depth. The symbol and letterforms are to be mounted in such a way as to
provide a minimum " clearance from the background surface. The background material should
be durable and require minimal maintenance.
4.8.5. Colors. No color will be applied (factory or field applied) to the symbol or letterforms.
The visible metallic surfaces may have either a brushed or polished finish. Background material
requiring either a factory or field applied color will be either Standard Blue (see paragraph
2.18.1.) or Standard Brown (see paragraph 2.18.2.). Backgrounds composed of masonry units,
such as brick, concrete or stone, will use a mortar color that closely matches the unit color to
optimize visibility of the symbol and letterforms. Entrance signs with backgrounds composed of
light-colored stucco and consistent with a base-wide architectural theme are acceptable.