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'Tropic Lightning': Army to honor 25th Infantry with 2020 Army-Navy Game uniforms

Army will honor the 25th Infantry Division of the Korean War during the 2020 edition of the Army-Navy game.

Known as "Tropic Lightning," the 25th Infantry made their name by serving with speed and "fast strike precision."

"Among their division, the wolfhounds struck fear into the enemy with their ferocious fighting nature in combat," Army's announcement says. "The Wolfhounds live up to their motto with a no fear on Earth mindset."

While Jeff Monken's bunch isn't exactly known for a quick strike attack, no one would accuse the Black Knights of fearing any opponent, least of all Navy.


Here is a full video breaking down every detail woven into this year's kit.

The 7-2 Black Knights are off this week, allowing Jeff Monken's staff two full weeks to prepare a game they spend 52 weeks a year thinking about. Army's game with Air Force was postponed to Dec. 19, meaning this will be the beginning of West Point's attempt to capture the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

That's not the only way the 2020 Army-Navy game will be different than years past. The pandemic forced this year's game to West Point, putting the game on campus for the first time since 1943.

Navy has to deal with No. 25 Tulsa this coming Saturday, so we'll have to wait until next week to see the gear the Midshipmen will bring with them to West Point.

Navy fell to Air Force 40-7 on Oct. 3, meaning Ken Niumatalolo's team will need to beat Army and then have the Black Knights turn around and beat Air Force to retain control of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.

Navy won the 2019 Army-Navy game 31-7, snapping a string of three straight Army victories.

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