Army is wearing special all-white uniforms on Saturday against Navy to honor the military branch’s 10th Mountain Division.
Navy is wearing uniforms paying tribute to the Blue Angels. Army’s uniforms will have camouflage trim and under layer. They’re pretty slick. Both schools deserve props for having great uniforms for the game.
The 2017 Army-Navy Uniform tells the story of the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division and their birth in the winter warfare of World War II. The specialty of the 10th Mountain Division is to conquer the land. They fight on the harshest terrain, in any climate, anywhere in the world, to protect and defend the United States of America. We honor the past by re-telling the story of the “Climb to Glory.” A story of valor, courage, and sacrifice. Inspired, humbled, and motivated by the soldiers that came before us, we don their patches, adopt their mottos, and hold their deeds close to our hearts.
The 10th Mountain Division fought in northern Italy during World War II. The uniforms will have a special patch on the right shoulder and the crossed skis logo appears on the front of the helmet above the facemask.
The patches on the right shoulder will rotate among players and honor the 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, the 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment and the 126th Mountain Engineer Battalion.
Army beat Navy in 2016 to snap a 14-game win streak by the Midshipmen. The streak was the longest in the series’ history.
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