When the Air Force football team takes the field against Navy on Oct. 1, the players won’t be sporting their typical Falcon uniforms.
The Air Force Academy unveiled an alternate uniform on Thursday, a nod to the U.S. Space Force with the 2022 edition of the Air Power Legacy Series uniform.
The helmet features the lightning bolt with a shared image between the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, representing dominance, quick strike, and precision. The helmet base is gradient representing coming into the light.
The jersey features U.S. Space Force base patches on the left shoulder and a tonal United States flag on the right sleeve. The player name plate appears on the front and is opposite the swoosh on the right chest. The back, where the name plate usually is, reads “Semper Supra,” Latin for “Always Above.” The unit patches feature Space Base Delta 1 headquartered at Peterson Space Force Base and Space Base Delta 2 headquartered at Buckley Space Force Bases. Fusing together the official mark of the Air Force Academy, the AF, with the Polaris star and orbit appears at the center neck, showing the connection between the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. The logo will also appear on the right pant hip. The pants have a pair of blue vertical stripes with USSF down the middle in gray.
The U.S. Air Force Academy is the U.S. Space Force’s academy, and commissions around 96 Guardians into the Space Force each year. The Academy has always been the place for space, housing one of the only undergraduate programs in the nation to design, develop and fly real-world satellites, and offering three space-focused majors. In Summer 2022, the Academy hosted Azimuth, a two-week program to introduce cadets to operations in the space domain modeled after NASA’s two-year Astronaut Training Program.
Air Force hosts the Navy Midshipmen on Sat., Oct. 1. Kickoff is at noon eastern. Air Force beat Navy 23-3 at their game last year in Annapolis on Sept. 11.Read comments