Can I get a copy of the Air Force symbol?
Yes, however the Air Force symbol is a registered trademarked and permission to use it is required. Commercial usage of the symbol requires a license agreement. For more information and to download a license agreement, go to this website.
Can I get an electronic copy of the Department of the Air Force Seal?
Yes, go visit our Art page. However, the Air Force Seal is protected by law from use by any party for purposes not specifically authorized by the Air Force. The seal is permitted only as outlined below (AFMAN33-326, 01 Nov 1999). Falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, mutilating, or altering the seal, or knowingly using or possessing with fraudulent intent is punishable by law (Title 18 U.S. Code 506, Crimes and Criminal Procedure). Display of the seal is allowed in certain instances. Commanders must make sure the display is in good taste and appropriate to the occasion.
Authorized Users. Commanders of major commands (MAJCOM), field operating agencies (FOA), direct reporting units (DRU), Air Force missions, military assistance advisory groups, air attaches, professors of aerospace studies, and Air Force general officers may use the Air Force seal in the performance of their official duties. Museums may use the seal when specifically authorized by AFHRA.
Authorized Uses. You may use the seal or any part of it—in black and white, color monochrome reproduction, pictorial, or sculptured relief—as follows:
- On printing issued at departmental level for general Air Force use.
- In official Air Force films, videotapes, or television programs.
- On programs, certificates, diplomas, invitations, and greetings of an official nature.
- On memorials or monuments erected or approved by the Department of the Air Force.
- With any official Air Force exhibit.
- On wall plaques at Air Force facilities with the approval of the appropriate commander or agency chief.
Unauthorized Uses. The seal will not be to imply Air Force use or endorsement of an item. (For example: Air Force property and equipment for identification. Souvenir or novelty items.)
- Printed matter copied or collected by an Air Force activity, except as shown in paragraph.
- Toys or commercial gifts and premiums.
- Stationery as a letterhead design.
- Menus, matchbook covers, sugar envelopes, calendars, and similar items.
- Military or civilian clothing.
How can I get a job working for you?
The Communication Design team currently has no openings, but when jobs are open they are advertised on the Office of Personnel Management's website (https://www.usajobs.gov/) The job series is 1084 – Visual Information Specialist.
How I can get copies of art work for my offices and buildings?
We do not provide printed copies of the art. You would have to take the electronic copies and have them printed yourself. Not all of our art is high resolution, or resolution independent, so you must take this into consideration before you print them. You can also check with the Air Force Art Collection (https://www.afapo.hq.af.mil/Public/Presentation/Main/Index.cfm). They have a collection of original paintings they will loan out for extended periods of time to U.S. Air Force bases.
I am an artist. What do I have to do to submit my art to AF.mil?
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. We prefer large-sized JPGs and EPS files.
I am looking for an Air Force poster/lithograph that I saw awhile back. Can you help me find it?
We don't have a warehouse of old posters or lithographs. In general, all older posters are no longer available. We have information on posters that were part of the Air Force lithograph program, not a special poster produced for a specific career field, exercise or an audio-visual series. If you'd like more information, send your request to email@example.com, and time permitting, we'll research.
I'm looking for a particular piece of art and I cannot find it on your website. Can you help me find it?
If it is not on our website, we do not have it. You should try the Air Force Art Collection (https://www.afapo.hq.af.mil/Public/Presentation/Main/Index.cfm). They have a collection of original art from which individual pieces are sometimes loaned out to U.S. Air Force bases.
I'm looking for an old Air Force shield. Can you help me find it?
We lack the manpower to handle individual requests for research, but we suggest you try the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
My company would like to use some of your art in an advertisement. What does it cost to do this and what do I have to do to get permission?
The federal government has specific regulations governing the use of military marks, insignia and images. Please contact the Air Force Trademark Licensing office, 703-695-2414, for further guidance on requests for commercial/advertising usage.
What criteria do you use to determine which art submissions will be accepted?
- The art must have an Air Force or patriotic theme.
- The art must be either hand drawn or computer created. We do not accept photo illustrations or photo composites.
- The art must meet minimum standards of quality.
Why do you put up art of some badges and aircraft but not others?
Our goal is to eventually have all Air Force badges and aircraft (both active and retired). We create art and post it as frequently as we can but we lack to resources to do this full time. We have a list of subjects from which we are gradually trying to work our way through, but going through them all is going to take time. We also do not dictate the subjects that are submitted to us from outside sources. We allow artists to send us what they want, and we either accept the art or we reject it, based on our criteria.