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The Air Force football team will honor the Tuskegee Airmen during its Oct. 3 game against Navy at Falcon Stadium.

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The historic group of more than 900 Black military pilots graduates who exhibited exceptional fighter skills during World War II will be honored by the Air Force with the team’s special 2020 edition of the Air Power Legacy Series uniform.

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.

Benjamin Davis Jr., who became the commander of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, was also the first Black military officer to fly an Army Air Corps aircraft solo. Last year the Air Force Academy Airfield was renamed in his honor as the Davis Airfield.

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