Browsing: Air Force swag

The Air Force Academy this week unveiled new uniforms for its football team. The Nike Pro Combat “Mach Speed” uniforms are new for this year’s season, and are made of new lightweight and flexible material. The jerseys feature American flags and an Academy patch on each shoulder. The Falcons kick off the season Sept. 5 versus Morgan State.

Something as simple as a T-shirt has a military connection. And this year, it celebrates its 100th birthday. In 1913, the U.S. Navy was the first military branch to issue the T-shirt to be worn under uniforms. By WWII, it became standard issue for both the Navy and the Army. Labeled as “underclothing,” it eventually became acceptable for soldiers to remove their dress shirt while working in hot climates, wearing nothing but their uniform pants and a T-shirt. While the public didn’t love that idea at first, more and more people embraced T-shirts when new designs and colors emerged in…

If this were an episode of “E! Fashion Police,” the Air Force would have (more than likely) been on the “worst dressed” list. Flashback: Air Force played Navy over the weekend, with the Midshipmen winning 28-21 in overtime against the Falcons. But what also caused a stir were the new uniforms Air Force was sporting: Specially designed uniforms, inspired by the Air Force’s B-2 Spirit and F-22 Raptor aircraft. The name on the back of the even-numbered jerseys had “F-22 Raptor” while the odd numbered jerseys had “B-2 Spirit” in place of the names. The helmet logo represented the top…

Cee Lo Green nabbed Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson for his team on NBC’s The Voice on Monday. After her performance of Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker,” Cee Lo said “I love a girl with guts and confidence.” Johnson was discovered on YouTube covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” with her band Sidewinder. The video now has over 2 million hits. Sidewinder is part of the 571st Air Force Band, 131st Bomb Wing, Air National Guard.

Nike photo Nike and Lebron James this week unveiled the superstar’s new signature shoes — the Lebron 9 “Cannon.” Apparently, according to the AP, they are inspired by the Air Force. A design for Lebron James’ latest signature sneaker was inspired by the U.S. Air Force. Nike calls it “The Cannon” edition of the LeBron 9. The military-green theme is a nod to the Miami Heat having their first training camp since James joined the team last season at Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base. Those installations in Florida’s Panhandle hosted the Heat for about a week, and players…

Fellas, when your game at the club needs a force multiplier, look no further than Stealth, for men: the officially  licensed cologne of the U.S. Air Force. [Credit Air Force Times’ inimitable deputy news editor Brian Everstine for the joke] That’s right, if you’re looking to leverage a fresh scent with a potential mate, the Air Force has a product for you. It’s all the raw masculinity of an F-15E Strike Eagle in a bottle. Stealth makes sure your business processes are always optimized, even in a tough budget climate because you can pick it up online for around $20.…

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