U.S. Air Force Licensing

USAF Trademarks

The U.S. Air Force Symbol is a registered trademark. The Army Air Corps symbol (Hap Arnold Wings) and Air Force Emblem are two of many Air Force trademarks. Aviator Gear has received a license agreement and permission to use them for commercial purposes, including reproduction on merchandise. For more information, please see USAF and USSF Intellectual Property Management..

U.S. Air Force Blue White Logo

Air Force Symbol

Although using the logotype "U.S. Air Force" is not mandatory with use of the Symbol, the preferred position of the logotype is beneath the Symbol. Placing the logotype on the top of the Symbol is NOT approved.

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U.S. Air Force Logo Placement Demonstration U.S. Air Force Wordmark Placement Demonstration

Additional Images

Only MAJCOM-level or higher emblems approved and registered with the Air Force Historical Research Agency are permitted inside the wings of the Air Force Symbol - limited to one emblem inside the wings. When cradling an approved emblem between the wings, the cradled emblem is half the height of the Symbol. The patch must be centered evenly between the wings with half of the patch extending above the wings' tips. Cradling approved emblems in the Air Force Symbol are for Department of Defense use only.

U.S. Air Force Symbol with Air Combat Command MAJCOM Patch Centered Between Wings

Distorting the logotype or Symbol, changing the texture, or using unapproved colors, shadows or special effects is prohibited.

Mobile View demonstration of approved and unapproved logo distortion, stretching and colors. High Resolution demonstration of approved and unapproved logo distortion, stretching and colors.

Words Approved For Use Under the Symbol

Unless approved by the USAF Chief of Staff, the only words permitted directly under the Symbol are "U.S. Air Force," "Academy," and "ROTC." To add other appropriate words or phrases, visual separation from the Symbol is required. Words or phrases should not distract from the Symbol.

U.S air force symbol Color Palette

U.S. Air Force Emblem with Wings and Text in Blue and White

Font and Color

In all applications, the correct font for "U.S. AIR FORCE" when used with the Symbol is "Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk bold extended." If "Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk bold extended" is not available use "Arial Black bold uppercase."

The Symbol is available for use in blue, black, grey, chrome-silver, chrome-blue and white versions. Each of the colors is specified below in standard Pantone CMYK and RGB options. If the exact Pantone color is unavailable, it is easy to reproduce the exact color combinations in most software applications by adjusting the percentages of different colors. CMYK represents the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Mixing these four colors can produce nearly all colors. RGB represents Red, Green and Blue and mixing of these colors can also create most other colors.

Below are the Pantone numbers and optional CMYK or RGB color mixes

Symbol Color Pantone Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Red Black Blue
Blue 287 100 69 01 11 0 48 143
Grey Cool Grey 7 0 0 0 50 166 166 168
Chrome Silver 877c 38 27 27 9 143 143 140
White N/A 0 0 0 0 255 255 255
Black N/A 0 0 0 100 0 0 0

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