The 82nd Airborne Division is one of America’s most responsive forces. To honor their commitment to service, the school will add a new “Paratrooper” look, complete with black and muted gray jersey and pants, to its uniform collection.
The uniform design pays homage to authentic WWII era paratrooper jump suits with division patch, oversized 48-star American flag patch, player name tapes, full-color historical unit patches and an improvised camo base layer. Additionally, initial members of the 82nd Airborne Division represented each of the continental states, informing their “All American" nickname and iconic “AA” shoulder patch.
The helmet design highlights the netting and hand-painted camouflage shapes that help disrupt the form, along with showcasing and array of authentic, era-specific battalion icons. Army West Point branding completes the Long Gray Line that connects the current cadet corps to their brothers in arms.
The Black Knights will wear the “Paratrooper” look on December 10, 2016.