Welcome to the Reference Section where you’ll find beginning to advanced collectors can find useful information addressing all aspects of USAF patch collecting. for the beginning to advanced USAF patch collector.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Comprehensive list of abbreviation and acronyms associated with and found on patches.

Articles and Publications

A comprehensive bibliography of U.S. Air Force patch-related publications as well as newspaper, magazine and on-line articles. This section includes links to electronic copies for many of the articles and publications listed.


Comprehensive list of patch related terms and their definitions.


Various works composed by collectors celebrating and lamenting our hobby.


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Miscellaneous doucments which do not neatly fit into the other categories.