Enlisted Heritage Hall - About our Hallmark

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  • Enlisted Heritage Research Institute, Maxwell AFB, AL

AFEHRI Hallmark

In 1917 service members developed a way to identify people assigned to various aviation units. Those in a support role (i.e., administrative clerks) wore a patch on the right sleeve of their uniform featuring a blue field and a white propeller. For aircraft mechanics, a white circle was added to the patch, and aircrew members added the wings.

Many years later, in 1986, the first director of the Enlisted Heritage Hall added the red stripe. Red is the traditional color worn by NCOs and it allows the hallmark to reflect the red, white, and blue colors of the U.S. flag.

550 McDonald Street, Bldg 1210
Maxwell-Gunter AFB AL 36114-3107

Phone: 334-416-3202

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm*
Closed Holidays

After hours and weekends available by appointment

*Note: Due to manning shortages, the Enlisted Heritage Hall occasionally has to close it's doors or modify its hours of operation without notice. Though we are typically open M-F 0700-1600 we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE that you call ahead to schedule a visit to ensure that we will have staff coverage. Guided tours are available by appointment only. Appointments for guided tours must be made, at a minimum, 24 hours in advance.