This UFC provides criteria for new and replacement signage appropriate for each Service branch. It establishes requirements for the graphic identification of registered trademarks that are easily recognized in the community. It also provides criteria for standardizing sign materials, colors, styles, and placement throughout an installation. Information on unique sign programs and design requirements of local projects must be obtained at the installation level. Some installations may deviate from these general standards in order to be compatible with their existing signage. Alteration and renovation projects should update existing signage to meet the guidance and criteria provided in this UFC where possible. Non-conforming signs should be replaced when their useful life has ended or modified as required to be compatible with the intent of these standards where practical and economically justifiable.