Air Force has announced that its football program will honor the Tuskegee Airmen with a special uniform for an October 3 game against Navy. The school released images of the uniforms, as well a statement this week.

The uniforms are the 2020 edition of the Air Power Legacy Series uniform. This marks the fifth year for the series at Air Force, which started back in 2016.


The uniform is gray with black lettering. The chrome base gray helmet features the P-51 aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen with signature red tails and nose that helped identify the squadron. The helmet features the four squadron patches for the 99th, 100th, 301st and 302nd. The pants feature an authentic stenciled information graphic on the side. The custom nameplate on the jersey says Red Tails, inspired by hand-lettered names painted on the side of the P-51 aircraft.

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American pilots from the U.S. Army Air Corps commissioned by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in September 1940. The pilots began their training at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. More than 900 pilots graduated from the program and more than 350 served in active duty as fighter pilots.

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Below are videos and images of the uniforms Air Force will be wearing on Oct. 3.