Additional design elements complement the spires. Four 8-foot-tall bronze statues, which represent the United States Air Force Honor Guard, prominently adorn the memorial. They were sculpted by Zenos Frudakis, an American sculptor known for his monumental works. A stone plaza leads to a glass contemplation wall, a free-standing panel with the images of four F-16s flying in a missing man formation engraved on both sides. This is the only part of the memorial that depicts aircraft, apart from the information kiosks outside the administration building. You can see the north inscription wall through this glass panel.
Two inscription walls — each 56 feet long, 10 feet tall and one foot thick — are located at each end of the central lawn. Made of polished, highly reflective granite, they both include a two-and-a-half-inch outer inscription panel also made of granite. The names of Air Force Medal of Honor recipients are inscribed on the north wall, while the south wall bears inspirational quotations related to valor and the values of the Air Force: "integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do."
Built in 2006, the Air Force Memorial was the last military service monument to be erected in the National Capital Region.