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New Air Force uniforms


Mingjai

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I ran a search and didn't see this mentioned in any topic, but it looks like Air Force is getting new uniforms this year. In recent years, they eliminated the silver from their helmets and went with a modern Nike template. Now their uniforms have no silver at all. It's too bad, because Air Force's royal blue and silver is a unique color scheme that is instantly recognizable.

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Here's what they looked like before:

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EDIT: Sorry, here's the source (almost 2 months old now): http://gazetteafasports.freedomblogging.com/2009/07/06/here-they-are-the-new-football-uniforms/2139/

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What's the story behind the lightning bolt motif? Why doesn't Air Force use their Falcon mascot?

The Air Force uses lightning bolts as a symbol of both speed and air striking power.

edit: The Falcon logo that the USAFA uses is awful. The lightning's a better look.

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It seems like, for about the past 5 years or so, Air Force has trotted out a new look every single season. And just about every time, it's been a downgrade. Anyone care to rustle up a pictorial timeline of the AFA from, say, 2000-present?

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When will it sink in that royal blue and black clash? The numbers on the white jersey look muddled now because someone is dumb enough to put black outline to a royal blue number. The point of an outline is to make something more visible, not less.

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I was never a fan of the silver numbers, especially on the white jerseys, so that I like, but overall this is definitely a downgrade in my mind. And while I didn't like the silver numbers, that doesn't mean I wouldn't have liked to see silver somewhere on the jersey.

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It seems like, for about the past 5 years or so, Air Force has trotted out a new look every single season. And just about every time, it's been a downgrade. Anyone care to rustle up a pictorial timeline of the AFA from, say, 2000-present?

Here's what I've been able to find (sorry, no exact years):

mid-80s:

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late 90s (note WAC and MWC patches):

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early 00s:

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mid 00s:

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