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.


A comprehensive bibliography of U.S. Air Force patch-related newspaper, magazine and on-line articles.

Color Palettes

Information about color palettes used in USAF emblems.


Comprehensive list of patch related terms and their definitions.


Various works composed by collectors celebrating and lamenting our hobby.


A comprehensive listing of U.S. Air Force patch-related books, magazines, posters and other ephemera.


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