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West Point's Army-Navy game uniforms to honor 82nd Airborne

West Point's Army-Navy football uniforms honor the 82nd Airborne Division. The black and muted gray tones reflect that most of the 82nd Airborne's combat jumps occurred at night. Netting painted onto the helmet reflects the combat helmet the paratroopers wore. And authentic World War II-era paratrooper division patches and 48-star American flag patches are included in the uniforms.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 6, 2016

This year's West Point football uniforms for the upcoming Army-Navy game were inspired by the World War II paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.

"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," according to www.beatnavyuniform.com.

The website goes on to offer a history of the 82nd Airborne and explain how the football uniform represents the work the soldiers did in World War II.

For example, that the black and muted gray tones represent that some of the most treacherous combat jumps occurred at night.

This year's Army-Navy game will be played in Baltimore at the M&T Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 10. Game starts at 3 p.m. and will be broadcast on CBS.

The West Point football uniform for the upcoming Army-Navy game was inspired by the World War II paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.
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