Earlier this season Air Force debuted one of the best alternate uniforms we’ve seen in college football in quite some time when they wore their now-famed Airpower/Sharktooth helmets and accompanying alternate jersey. They wore the uniform combination twice during the season and went 2-0 in those games, so it should come as no surprise that the Falcons will be repping that same look when they take on South Alabama in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl on December 30. Only this time around, they’re adding to their helmets.
The Falcons will wear decals on the backs of their helmets that represent different fighter squadrons within the Air Force. We’ve seen similar concepts on military uniforms with Army and Navy donning patches and decals representing different elements of their respective branches, but now Air Force is joining the awesomeness.
Not only do the alternate uniforms and new decals offer up a terrific uniform, there is a deeper and more impactful meaning behind the combination than just looks alone; an opinion echoed by Falcons head coach Troy Calhoun.
“We’ve worn [the uniform] well. But more importantly it’s the way we’ve represented and shown respect to the men and women who are a part of our great Air Force.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself, coach.