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Army captains win state beauty pageants
Army News Service ^ | 8/4/05 | Rez Guzman

Posted on 08/05/2005 6:11:31 AM PDT by Airborne1986

By Rey Guzman August 4, 2005

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, August 4, 2005) – A pair of female Army captains temporarily traded in their camouflage uniforms and combat boots for evening gowns and high heels and entered and won each of their state beauty pageants.

First Calvary Division company commander Jeannie Deakyne and Army Reserve Capt. Rose Lopez-Keravuori, both competing in their first pageants, claimed the “Mrs.” crowns.

Deakyne, who applied for the Mrs. Texas International pageant while deployed in Taji, Iraq, won the competition May 22, while Lopez-Keravuori was named Mrs. Virginia America May 1. According to the contestants, it was the first time two Army officers were named state beauty pageant winners the same year.

“I think it’s great,” said Lopez-Keravuori, a West Point graduate who is now a military-intelligence consultant for a private, contracted firm. “It shows that you can be an Army captain, go to Iraq, like Jeannie did, and still come back and do a pageant, speak in public and look good.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; beautypageants; militarywomen; pageant; winners
Army Capt. Jeannie Deakyne (left) receives the Mrs. Texas International crown, while Army Reserve Capt. Rose Lopez-Keravuori earns the Mrs. Virginia-America title. Deakyne finished in 11th place in the Mrs. International peageant July 23, while Keravuori competes for the Mrs. America crown Aug. 24-Sept. 7.


1 posted on 08/05/2005 6:11:32 AM PDT by Airborne1986
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To: Airborne1986
“I think it’s great,” said Lopez-Keravuori, a West Point graduate

Holy crap, a hot Woop? Who'd a thunk it?

2 posted on 08/05/2005 6:13:46 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Airborne1986

I think I am going to get back on active duty.


3 posted on 08/05/2005 6:18:08 AM PDT by U S Army EOD (WHEN JANE FONDA STARTS HER TOUR, LET ME KNOW WHERE SHE IS)
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To: Airborne1986

Alright, were do I enlist.


4 posted on 08/05/2005 6:18:47 AM PDT by JimWforBush (Alcohol - For the best times you'll never remember)
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To: Airborne1986
Talk about fodder for a recruiting drive: "Join and this babe might be giving you commands."
5 posted on 08/05/2005 6:24:46 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Airborne1986
Owl_Eagle reporting for duty!
 
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

6 posted on 08/05/2005 6:26:27 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Airborne1986

If either of them win, will they then be 'Captain America', or will they settle for 'Miss'?

= )

Oh, BTW, hubba hubba!


7 posted on 08/05/2005 6:43:01 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Airborne1986

In the first sentence of the article, is the word "female" superflous?


8 posted on 08/05/2005 6:49:08 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Airborne1986

She makes me want to be all I can be--again!


9 posted on 08/05/2005 6:49:25 AM PDT by Redcitizen (This line intentionally left blank)
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To: Airborne1986

How many Good Soldiers will possibly die or get wounded because these 2 were out persuing "Crowns" instead of training themselves or the people under them in warfighting skills that will keep you alive in wartime. Just Wondering.


10 posted on 08/05/2005 6:55:11 AM PDT by zzen01 (so there!)
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To: zzen01

How many more good citizens will enlist because these two help show that military service doesn't rob you of a personal life?


11 posted on 08/05/2005 7:01:31 AM PDT by krb (ad hominem arguments are for stupid people)
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To: ken5050
In the first sentence of the article, is the word "female" superfluous?

I'm not sure. "Don't ask, don't tell," after all. ;)

12 posted on 08/05/2005 7:03:09 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Democracy...will be revengeful, bloody, and cruel." -- John Adams)
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To: Airborne1986

13 posted on 08/05/2005 7:16:49 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: zzen01

Geez--lighten up!!!


14 posted on 08/05/2005 7:20:44 AM PDT by Betteboop
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To: Betteboop

You "lighten up" the "lighten up" pukes got us 9/11!


15 posted on 08/05/2005 7:22:04 AM PDT by zzen01 (so there!)
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To: zzen01

-How many Good Soldiers will possibly die or get wounded because these 2 were out persuing "Crowns"...-

Probably none, as they're Good Soldiers. I'm sure the two gals have boosted the morale of their respective units, however. Nothing negative in that.


16 posted on 08/05/2005 7:27:31 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: krb
How many more good citizens will enlist because these two help show that military service doesn't rob you of a personal life?

How many warriors won't enlist because they don't want to be part of a liberal social experiment?

17 posted on 08/05/2005 7:27:48 AM PDT by hopespringseternal (</i>)
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To: zzen01

You're nuts...


19 posted on 08/05/2005 7:33:52 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Airborne1986
Capt Jeannie Deakyne


She's the one in the middle!


I love this one!


20 posted on 08/05/2005 7:34:48 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: zzen01

You are comparing apples and oranges. There is down time in the military---it's called private lives. What are you so angry about???


21 posted on 08/05/2005 7:38:12 AM PDT by Betteboop
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To: Airborne1986
First Calvary Division company commander

Calvary? Must be part of God's Army.

22 posted on 08/05/2005 7:38:15 AM PDT by rabidralph (The smart ones won't need to see the sarcasm tag.)
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To: BlueNgold

Wow she is gorgeous. How old is she?


23 posted on 08/05/2005 7:40:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: hopespringseternal
How many warriors won't enlist because they don't want to be part of a liberal social experiment?

Their loss, then.

24 posted on 08/05/2005 7:41:26 AM PDT by exnavychick (Whom the gods would destroy they first make chads.)
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To: BlueNgold

I think Elaine would have something to say about her hairstyle. Anyway, congratulations to those Army gals.


25 posted on 08/05/2005 7:41:41 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Airborne1986

Link to a gallery of Mrs. Virginia ... less my style, but still an attractive lady, especially for a WOOP.

http://homepage.mac.com/eero_rose/Gallery/PhotoAlbum112.html

And if I read their Bios correctly, both have done their fair share of time with deployed units.

Some of the best pilots in the service are cutting tours with the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds - recruiting and PR are an important part of the mission stateside. I have no problem with the Army giving these ladies time to pursue activities that will generate free publicity and cast the US Army in a positive light.


26 posted on 08/05/2005 7:43:35 AM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: exnavychick

Nothing enrages some FReepers more than hearing about a woman in uniform. Thank you for your service, chick.


27 posted on 08/05/2005 7:43:36 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: exnavychick
Their loss, then.

No, ours. Fighting men will always be better than beauty queens in making war.

Sometimes, it gets real easy to see way nations fall. They get so arrogant they believe nothing can touch them, and pretty soon everything can.

28 posted on 08/05/2005 7:46:57 AM PDT by hopespringseternal (</i>)
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To: rabidralph

I was proud to serve. I don't care if it ticks anyone off that I did, either. :)

Then again, I was a desk jockey (and a squid!), so I doubt anyone here would be bothered much by that, lol.


29 posted on 08/05/2005 7:50:26 AM PDT by exnavychick (Whom the gods would destroy they first make chads.)
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To: hopespringseternal

Depends. I've seen some men that were pretty much useless lumps, even though they loved to scrap.

Just because these women are attractive enought to win a beauty pageant doesn't mean they are ineffective soldiers. Besides, when was the last time a woman was assigned to a combat unit? (Excepting pilots, here)

Oh yeah, that's right. They AREN'T, and most women aren't interested in combat billets. We'll defend ourselves and our fellows if we need to, but most of us aren't too interested in being GI Jane, and the Pentagon knows that.

Anyway, I'm quite sure that this is a topic on which we will have to agree to disagree.


30 posted on 08/05/2005 7:57:06 AM PDT by exnavychick (Whom the gods would destroy they first make chads.)
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To: zzen01
How many Good Soldiers will possibly die or get wounded because these 2 were out persuing "Crowns" instead of training themselves

The Army lets a lot of soldiers go to do other things rather than their regular duty if the Army believes it will result in good PR and/or morale. Usually it's in sports such as the Olympics and various other competitions at all levels. Those are sanctioned by the Army, but I don't know if this was sanctioned or if they just did it while on leave.

31 posted on 08/05/2005 8:41:03 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: exnavychick
Anyway, I'm quite sure that this is a topic on which we will have to agree to disagree.

Undoubtedly. I have a problem with anyone taking up or being given a role they have no intention of fulfilling. Women pretending they can do the same physical jobs as men just get people killed.

32 posted on 08/05/2005 9:10:32 AM PDT by hopespringseternal (</i>)
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