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When Navy takes the field to battle Air Force on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, they will have a new look, thanks to a new uniform paint job from the popular company Under Armour.
For the game, Navy will wear a special Marine Corps-themed uniform at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. It will be the first time that Navy has gone worn specially designed unis for a game against Air Force. Since 2008, Navy has worn alternate uniforms for the Army-Navy game, and now they will try their hand at new unis for their matchup with Air Force.
The elements of the dress blues uniform is symbolic of Marines, both enlisted and officers. It was created by Under Armour designer Adam Dougherty in consultation with Navy associate athletic director for equipment operations Greg Morgenthaler. The design process took a total of 18 months.
Back in 2010, Navy wore a specialty uniform that honored the Marine Corps for the Army game. The unis at the time were created by Nike.
Navy won’t be the only one in special gear, as Air Force will also wear alternate uniforms for the game against Navy to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.