Pin-Ups for Vets

Gina Elise Airplane Pin-up Chris Short, a blogger and Air Force NCO, put me in contact with Gina Elise, a model and aspiring actress best known in blog circles for the Pin-Ups for Vets project.

Inspired by her grandfather, a WWII vet, and news of wounded veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she has been making 1940s-style pinup photos of herself, dressed in various period costumes, into calendars and donating the proceeds of their sale to wounded vet hospitals in California. Specifically,

1. The calendars would be sold to raise funds for our hospitalized Veterans.

2. The calendars would be delivered as gifts to our ill and injured Veterans with messages of appreciation from the donors.

3. The calendars would be sent to our deployed troops to help boost morale and to let them know that Americans back home are thinking of them.

She’s also visiting wounded veterans across the country, dressed in said costumes, and handing out calendars. She’s touring Walter Reed and Bethesda over the next couple of days

It’s a little late to be buying a calendar, what with being a third of the way through the year, but presumably keeping track of the date would be no higher than third on your list of reasons to buy one of these. So, if you’re interesting in donating to a worthy cause, stop on by to purchase one for yourself or to donate one or several to wounded vets.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. mike says:

    The ACLU will probably demand a calendar of males for the female soldiers/airmen etc…