The Midshipmen will take on the Black Knights in the annual Army-Navy game on Dec 9. in Philadelphia, and will be doing so in these awesome Blue Angels-inspired uniforms.
The school unveiled the uniforms featuring hand-painted helmets depicting the planes in Delta Formation paired with a yellow chrome face mask representing the visors pilots flying the Blue Angels wear on Twitter Monday.
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) November 27, 2017
The two schools tend to debut unique uniforms for the game each season, usually as a tribute to one of their respective squadrons.
“This tribute to the Blue Angels reflects the enthusiastic pride and appreciation we have for the Navy’s premier flying team and the motivation they convey to Navy football and the fleet at large,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The masterminds at Under Armour are always thinking of ways to inspire our troops while still reflecting a deep appreciation for a Naval history that is so ingrained in our game day traditions. Annually, a special Navy uniform has become a statement in this game and brings with it appreciated meaning and a clear message that we are all in.”
“Our partnership with the United States Naval Academy has afforded us the opportunity to tell some incredible stories through our specialty uniform designs and we hope, in some way, that the special moments we create on behalf of the Academy manifest the gratitude we feel. From the “Summer White” design to the “Don’t Tread on Me” uniforms, each opportunity leads down a path of research and information that drives us towards another special moment or achievement to celebrate,” said Adam Clement, Under Armour’s Senior Creative Director of Team Sports. “This year we partnered with the Naval Academy to use the Army-Navy Game to honor the incredible pilots that make up the Blue Angels. Anyone who has had the privilege of watching the Blue Angels perform knows there is no show quite like it. It inspires and excites all who stand witness and we couldn’t think of a better way to pay homage to their great feats than creating a uniform that pays tribute to them.”