Army Will Wear Uniforms Honoring World War II's 10th Mountain Division vs. Navy

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistDecember 4, 2017

Army will wear uniforms commemorating one of its storied infantries during Saturday's rivalry showdown against Navy.

The Black Knights revealed white "Climb to Glory" uniforms honoring World War II's 10th Mountain Division. Trained to handle difficult alpine terrains, the unit fought in harsh conditions and climates to battle Nazi resistance in Northern Italy.

Army accompanied the release of its newest Nike attire with a website exploring the 10th Mountain Division's rich history.

"We honor the past by re-telling the story of the 'Climb to Glory,'" the official site said. "A story 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."

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The helmets feature a crossed ski pin that some soldiers unofficially wore to depict their alpine beginnings. The panda bear on Nike's cleats represent the mascot of their training ground in Colorado's Camp Hale.

Army also donned World War II-inspired uniforms in last year's annual matchup when honoring paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division. Last week, Navy unveiled "Blue Angels" uniforms as a sign of appreciation to its flying team.

[ArmyWestPoint Sports]

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