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Cadets from Army will face off with students from the Midshipmen from Navy during a Tug-of-War competition on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 8 at 3pm. Guests are welcome to attend the competition for free on the pier.
The Tug-of-War is part of the annual Patriot Games — a two-day, five-event competition between teams of Cadets and the Midshipmen that take place in various Philadelphia landmarks. Other events scheduled are a Rocky Relay, December 8 at 8:30am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Leadership Reaction Course at the National Constitution Center at 10 AM, the Pull-Up Challenge, December 8 at noon at The Shops at Liberty Place; and the finale on Saturday, with the Stadium Obstacle Relay, December 9 at 1:15pm at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Patriot Games lead up to the annual Army vs Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Past Tug-of-Wars at the Battleship also featured both academies’ bands, spirit squads, mascots and even an Army tank!
Eagles mascot Swoop and two members of the Eagles cheerleaders will be aboard the Battleship on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1pm to 2pm. Watch them shoot the 5-inch gun to fire up the Eagles at 1pm on Saturday. Swoop and the cheerleaders will meet guests touring the Battleship after the gun shoot until 2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. .
Come aboard and watch the gun shoot at 1pm and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders in the Officers’ Wardroom with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship. If you don’t want to tour the ship but still see the shoot and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders, you came make a donation of any amount to the ship, a non-profit museum and memorial, to come aboard. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made in the Battleship’s Ticket Office in the Visitors Center.