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15 Modern Photos Of Pin-Up Girls Taken In Support Of US Troops

Pin-Ups For Vets is an organization that supports hospitalized veterans and deployed troops through nostalgic pin-up calendars.


The organization was founded by Gina Elise in 2006 after learning about under-funded veteran healthcare programs and lonely service members. Inspired by her grandfather who served during World War II and the pin-up girls of that era, Pin-Up For Vets was born. The calendars are:

  • used to raise funds for hospitalized veterans.
  • delivered as gifts to ill and injured veterans with messages of appreciation from the donors.
  • sent to deployed troops to help boost moral and to let them know that Americans back home are thinking of them.

Since starting the organization she's crisscrossed the country to deliver gifts to hospitalized veterans at their bedsides and mailed hundreds more. Pin-Ups For Vets also ships care packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Proceeds from the organization are used to carry out its various veteran and troop initiatives.

Her latest project, the 2nd annual Salute and Shimmy World War II style fundraiser takes place Saturday, January 17th in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature burlesque acts, music, and more. RSVP here to attend.

In the meantime, here are 15 awesome photos from the Pin-Ups For Vets collection:

Gina Elise as a pin-up on a motorcycle...

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Marine veteran Jovane Henrey as a runway pin-up...

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Gina Elise prepping her bath tub...

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Julia Reed Nichols in a two-piece...

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Gina Elise as a pin-up at the bowling alley...

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Navy veteran Jennifer Hope in a purple dress...

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Gina Elise in a one-piece at the beach...

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Navy veteran Jennifer Marshall in a green and black polka dot dress...

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Gina Elise at the train stop...

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Navy veteran Shannon Stacy in a polka dot dress...

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Librarian Gina in a stunning green dress...

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Gina Elise as a bomber pin-up in a one-piece...

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Playful Gina in a flowered outfit...

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Blond bombshell Gina in a red one-piece...

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Gina Elise next to a red prop airplane...

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