Gina Elise and Pin-Ups For Vets

Pin-Ups For Vets is a wonderful organization founded and run by an equally wonderful lady, whose main mission is to raise funds for hospitalized US Military veterans. Gina Elise, who’s a stunning pinup model herself, founded Pin-Ups For Vets in 2006. Says Gina;

The more I heard about the uphill battles of our Wounded Warriors, the more convinced I was of the need to produce a project that would bring in funds to support all of our hospitalized Veterans. My late Grandpa Lou served in the Army for 4 years during World War II. I wanted to do something to honor his name.I always loved the romance of those bygone eras, especially the 1940s, and I drew inspiration from the World War II pin-up girls, whose photos and paintings boosted morale for our soldiers fighting overseas.
Above is a segment on the shooting of last year’s Pin-Ups For Vets calendar, from US Military media brand, We Are The Mighty.

In addition to producing their calendar since 2007 (the current 2017 one being their 11th edition), Gina and the other ladies tour US military hospitals and veterans homes throughout the US and so far, one overseas, which was Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The ladies also pay visits to US military instillation to boost the moral of active duty Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Gina’s goal is to have Pin-Ups For Vets visit a VA or military hospital in every state in the US. Presently they have visited hospitals in 31 states, so that goal isn’t far off. Anyone interested in sponsoring an appearance, modeling for, or just saying thank you to Gina and the other lovely ladies of Pin-Ups For Vets, can contact her at gina@pinupsforvets.com.

2017 Pin-Ups For Vets Calendar
Gina gracing the cover of the 2017 calendar that she and the other ladies present as
gifts to hospitalized veterans as they tour VA hospitals and veterans homes. Besides
Gina, the calendar features pinup models who are veterans themselves.

See more of Gina and the ladies of Pin-Ups For Vets at:
Their Official Website

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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.

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