Army unveils new uniforms for annual Army-Navy football game

The annual Army-Navy football game is a tradition like no other, putting one of the most iconic and storied rivalries in college sports on full display each fall. 

The game itself dates back to 1890 when Navy won the first meeting between the two rosters 24-0 at West Point. Since then, both teams have seen streaks of success, but Navy has largely dominated the rivalry as of late, winning every game from 2002 to 2015 and having won a total of 60 matchups to Army's 50. The teams have tied seven times. 

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In 2016, Army put an end to Navy's stretch of victories, winning its first game since 2001 by a score of 21-17. This weekend, Army players will don impressive new Nike uniforms as they take the field hoping to start a winning streak of their own. 

Army partnered with Nike to create the new uniforms to honor the spirit, service and heritage of the branch's 10th Mountain Division. Bill Bowerman, one of Nike's co-founders, served time in the 10th Mountain Division, a light infantry comprised of soldiers learning to fight and survive in the most brutal of altitudes and wintry conditions. 

Click through the slideshow below to learn more about the innovative uniforms Army will dress in on December 9 when they face off against Navy at 3 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. 

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The Army's 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry comprised of soldiers training in the harshest of mountain environments. 

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The stripe on Army's helmets represents the "Follow Me" stripe worn on the uniforms of 10th Mountain Division soldiers so they could identify each other even through brutal weather. 

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The uniforms feature fewer cut-and-sew seams than regular uniforms, as well as a sturdier fabric in high impact areas. 

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Each uniform is comprised of hydrophobic yarns that minimize weight when the fabric is both wet and dry. 

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The 10th Mountain Division was formed in Pando, Colorado, giving soldiers the nickname of "Pando Commandos." They honored this nickname by wearing a panda patch on their uniforms, which will also be seen on Army's cleats for the game. 

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The uniforms will feature a greater range of motion thanks to lightweight, stretch-woven fabric used in areas of low impact. 

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The 10th Mountain Division was formed in 1943, and was originally called the 10th Light Alpine Division.

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The 10th Mountain Division's coat of arms will be placed on players' right shoulders, featuring the motto Vires Montesque Vincimus: “We Conquer Powers and Mountains.”

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The uniforms are being called Nike's most innovative performance football uniforms to date. 

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Heat will be managed through micro perforations that have been laser cut into the uniform. 

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Army has won 50 total matchups against Navy.

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The 2017 Army-Navy game is scheduled for 3pm ET on Saturday, December 9. 

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