The U.S. Army and Navy both took advantage of the Army-Navy game coming up on Saturday to get in some traditional trash-talking and hype-building, getting creative with their enduring rivalry in videos released online.
The Army effort with perhaps the biggest production value was a short heist film called “Lead from the Front 2: Don’t Give Up the Ship.” In it, West Point cadets and top brass team up to commandeer a ship at the Naval Academy.
A follow-up to another short film West Point made in 2017, Military.com reported that it is the first-ever sequel to an academy spirit video.
And West Point dedicated a whole skit to mocking Navy’s NASA-themed uniforms, wondering what’s next: the Internal Revenue Service or Environmental Protection Agency?
On the Navy side, the U.S. Fleet Forces Command released a spirit video where its commander, Adm. Daryl Caudle, can’t tell a news reporter anything other than “Go Navy. Beat Army.”
The Navy crew of the USS Forrest Sherman destroyer shot a football into the ocean and took to the deck for a collective “Go Navy. Beat Army” while deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.
The USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier crew released a video where a sailor recites the Sailor’s Creed over shots of Navy personnel hard at work.
And on Thursday, Navy sailors were recorded forming the words “Beat Army” on the flight deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.
More short clips amping up Army spirit came from the 75th Ranger Regiment, the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.