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Army to wear uniforms inspired by World War II paratroopers vs. Navy

Army will attempt to snap its 14-game losing streak to Navy on Saturday, and the Black Knights will do so in some special uniforms.

Inspired by World War II paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne, Army's all-black kits are loaded with special imagery. "We honor the past by re-telling stories 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," Army says on the uniform's special website, appropriately titled


Army has also commissioned videos explaining the meaning of the uniforms and detailing the history and accomplishments of the 82nd Airborne.

The uniforms are detailed down to the patches each regiment wore and patterned after the paratroopers' tactical helmets.


Go Army. Go Navy. Go America.

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