29 Dec '13, 11pm

Former Eagles cheerleader now stars for @USArmy

Former Eagles cheerleader now stars for @USArmy

Rachael Washburn, a cheerleader with the Philadelphia Eagles, signs an autograph for a Marine at a base in Iraq on June 6, 2008. Washburn was part of a cheerleading teammaking their way across Kuwait and Iraq after volunteering to visit deployed troops. U.S. Marine Corps Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders arrive at Camp al-Qa'im, Iraq, on June 6, 2008, to sign autographs and meet servicemembers stationed at the base. The cheerleaders volunteered to go out and show support for deployed troops by putting on performances and visiting bases in Kuwait and Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps As a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader, Rachel Washburn toted pom-poms. As an Army intelligence officer with a special ops combat unit in Afghanistan, she carried an assault rifle and pistol. She was a pioneer in a special mission to relate to local women in ways that would be culturally inappropriate for m...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/army/former-eagles-cheerleade...

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