The Eagle Eyes program is an Air Force anti-terrorism initiative that enlists the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens in the war on terror. Eagle eyes teaches people about the typical activities terrorists engage in to plan their attacks. Armed with this information, anyone can recognize elements of potential terror planning when they see it. The program provides a network of local, 24-hour phone numbers to call whenever a suspicious activity is observed. You and your family are encouraged to learn the categories of suspicious behavior and stay attuned to your surroundings. If you observe something suspicious, send your input using this "Crimebusters" link, or alert local authorities.

Logo Compliance

Users must comply with the following Eagle Eyes logo appearance guidelines: 


The Eagle Eyes logo is made up of three components - 1) the symbol, 2) the title (the words "U.S. Air Force Eagle Eyes") and 3) the tagline (the words "Watch.Report.Protect."). 

Using all or some components

The symbol may appear alone, without the other elements. 
The symbol and title may appear together, without the tagline. When the symbol and title appear together, all words in the title ("U.S. Air Force Eagle Eyes") must be used.

Size relationships of components
When the title or the title and tagline are used with the symbol, the size relationships between elements may not be altered.

Fonts of letters

The fonts of any of the words in the title and tagline may not be altered.
Positional relationships of components

The positional relationship between the symbol, title, and tagline may be manipulated, so that the elements appear to the left or right, top or bottom of one another. The tagline may be separated from the title, but the title words "U.S. Air Force" and "Eagle Eyes" should never be separated from one another other. 

When used with other items

When other words or graphic elements are to appear with the logo, the logo must always be surrounded by space equal to or greater than the height of the tagline letters. This applies whether the logo is being used "symbol alone" or "symbol with title" or "symbol with title and tagline." 

Stretching, distorting

No elements of the logo may be stretched or distorted.


The logo may appear in the following color schemes: black and white; blue and white; and red, white, and blue. No other colors are authorized. When "red, white, and blue" is used, red is to be used on the top elements of the symbol - e.g., the components that look like a waving flag - and blue is to be used on the circle, triangle, and words components. These colors may not be switched. 

Graphic Elements

The "Eagle Eyes" logo consists of four distinct graphic elements, each representing an important aspect of the program:

The "Eye," created by the circle and the enveloping arc of the graphic elements just above and just below it. The "Eye" represents the awareness and vigilance the program generates. 

The "Badge," formed by the outer edge of the graphic elements. The "Badge" represents the law-enforcement aspect of the program, led by OSI. 

The "Flag," represented by the top two graphic elements in a waving configuration. The "Flag" represents the United States and this program's importance to the nation. 

The "Eagle," appearing within the pupil of the eye. The "Eagle" represents the U.S. Air Force, to whom the entire program belongs and whose people and resources the program protects. 


The logo may be used in the following formats:
Colored (black and white; blue and white; or red, white, and blue), on white, off-white, or light-colored background.

"Reverse," on dark background. A "reverse" version allows the symbol to be recognized easily on black or dark surfaces. When this version is used, all elements of the logo must be white or a very light gray or off-white. No elements may be colored. 

Eagle Eyes Program

These are categories of suspicious behavior: 

: Someone recording or monitoring activities. This may include the use of cameras (either still or video), note taking, drawing diagrams, annotating on maps or using binoculars or other vision-enhancing devices. 

Elicitation : People or organizations attempting to gain information about military operations, capabilities, or people. Elicitation attempts may be made by mail, fax, telephone, or in person. Examples could include being approached at a gas station (or mall or airport or library, etc) and asked about what's happening at the base; getting a fax (or an e-mail or a telephone call, etc) asking for troop strength numbers... or the number of airplanes on base... or deployment procedures... or how a trash-collection truck gets on base... or the location of the HQ building... or how many people live in a certain dorm... or where the commander lives... or how many people hang out at the officers/enlisted club at night... or which nightclubs/restaurants off base are highly frequented by military people... or the workings of the base's network firewall, etc. 

Tests of security : Any attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches or to penetrate physical security barriers or procedures in order to assess strengths and weaknesses. Examples: a person grabs the base fence and shakes it and sees how long it takes for police to respond; a driver approaches the front gate (without ID and/or car sticker) and pretends to be lost or to have taken a wrong term, just to learn the procedures of how he is dealt with and how far into the gate he can get before being turned around; a person places a "smoke bomb" near the fence or throws it over the fence, just to learn how quickly police respond and what effect that has on front-gate operations, etc. 

Acquiring supplies : Purchasing or stealing explosives, weapons, ammunition, detonators, timers, etc. Also includes acquiring military uniforms, decals, flight manuals, passes or badges (or the equipment to manufacture such items) or any other controlled items. 

Suspicious persons out of place : People who don't seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment, or anywhere else. Includes suspicious border crossings and stowaways aboard ship or people jumping ship in port. This category is hard to define, but the point is that people know what looks right and what doesn't look right in their neighborhoods, office spaces, commutes, etc, and if a person just doesn't seem like he or she belongs, there's probably a reason for that. 

Dry run : Putting people into position and moving them around according to their plan without actually committing the terrorist act. This is especially true when planning a kidnapping, but it can also pertain to bombings. An element of this activity could also include mapping out routes and determining the timing of traffic lights and flow. Take note of people moving around from place to place without any apparent purpose and doing it, perhaps, many times. The appropriate example here is the Sept. 11 hijackers, who are now known to have actually flown on those exact flights several times before Sept. 11. Their purpose was to practice getting their people into position, working out arrival times, parking, ticketing, going through security, boarding, etc. By taking note of everything around them, in one sense they were conducting surveillance and testing security, but they were also doing a dry run of the actual activity. 

Deploying assets: People and supplies getting into position to commit the act. This is a person's last chance to alert authorities before the terrorist act occurs. Look for people loading up vehicles with weaponry/explosives, etc, and/or parking that vehicle somewhere, or people in military uniforms (who don't look right) approaching an installation or getting into a vehicle, or people who seem out of place standing by at a certain location as if waiting for something to happen. One fairly good example of this is the attack on the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. When the explosives-laden truck pulled up to the fence line (which was the "deploying assets" step) and the driver jumped out and ran away, that was seen by a spotter on the roof of the dormitory, who recognized this as suspicious activity. He then sprinted down stairs and began pounding on doors, rousting people out of bed and getting them out of the building. Because of that, he saved many, many lives, and it's all because he recognized the "deploying assets" element.

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