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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
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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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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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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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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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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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-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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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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