Army Navy 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Army-Navy game is an American football game between the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. The game highlights service camaraderie of United States Armed Forces - embody service to the nation and exemplify the commitment, character and competence of the Army Ethos and Value.

The rivalry began 128 years ago when Cadet Dennis Mahan Michie accepted a “challenge” from the Naval Academy and the two squads faced off on The Plain at West Point on November 29, 1890. This is the 120th game of the rivalry and marks the final game in the competition for earning the coveted Commander-in-Chief Trophy. 

The Mids currently lead the series 60-52-7, but the Black Knights have won the last three games. Five of the last six meetings and seven of the last 11 between these two programs have been decided by seven or fewer points. Army won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for the second year in a row in 2019, marking the first time in program history that it claimed the trophy in back-to-back years.


Key Events 

Patriot Games: Philadelphia - various locations - Friday, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Pentagon Pep Rally: Washington, D.C. - Friday, Dec. 13,  8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Army vs. Navy Debate: Philadelphia Convention Center - Friday, Dec. 13, 4-5 p.m.
Army vs. Navy Pipes & Drums Competition:
Philadelphia Convention Center - Friday, Dec. 13, 5:30-6 p.m.
Army-Navy Gala: Philadelphia Convention Center - Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30-10 p.m.
ESPN Game Day: XFinity Center - Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March On: Lincoln Financial Field - Saturday, Dec. 14, 12:25-12:55 p.m.
Army-Navy Football: Lincoln Financial Field - Saturday, Dec. 14, 3:10 p.m.

Game Day Information

The 2019 Army-Navy uniform tells the story of the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and the birth of the Air Mobility during the Vietnam war. The division is unique in that throughout its existence the division has served as a cavalry division, an infantry division, an air assault division, and an armor division.

We honor the past by re-telling the story of the “First Team!” A story of valor, courage, and sacrifice – inspired, humbled and motivated by the Soldiers that came before us. The Army football team don their patches, adopt their mottos, and hold their deeds close to our hearts as they take the field on Sat. 14 Dec. 

Army football new uniform
Dominate Navy team photo

Patriot Games

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019:

  • Rocky Relay, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 8:30 a.m.  Army Wins! 
  • Leader Reaction Course, Independence Visitor Center, 10 a.m. Army Wins!
  • Army Navy Pep Rally Pull Ups, The Shops at Liberty Place, 16th and Chestnut, 12 p.m. Navy Wins!
  • Tug of War, U.S.S. New Jersey Battleship, Camden, N.J., 3 p.m. Army Wins!

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019: 

  • Stadium Obstacle Relay, Lincoln Financial Field, 1:16 p.m. Navy Wins!


Game Day Images and Videos


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