There were two mannequins set up at Wednesday night’s Touchdowns and Tiaras event at the Holaday Athletic Center modeling what appears to be Air Force’s uniforms for this season – a spokesman indicated Air Force will be sporting this look. Some takeaways – the blue jerseys that were displayed are a huge departure from what was worn last year – if this is indeed the regular uniform – the helmet stripe appears to be back (I’ve always been surprised what a hot button topic the removal of the stripe down the middle of the helmet is among Air Force fans), and the gray jerseys Air Force wore as an alternate last year could be part of the rotation this season (and with gray pants – last year they wore blue pants with that jersey), a spokesman said.
Also, coach Troy Calhoun has hinted the team will unveil a special look for the Navy game in October, which has been the case the past couple seasons.
Here’s pictures of the uniforms that were on display at tonight’s event – I’ll double check in the next few days to try and confirm if these are the actual 2012 uniforms (UPDATE: Yes, it’s confirmed, these will be the Air Force primary uniforms this season. They’ll have white, blue and gray pants they can match in different combinations with the jerseys, and the two different helmets shown here. The helmet stripe is just the one down the middle, not the three-stripe look from the past):