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The “Pin-Ups For Vets” Calendar

By Wyatt Earp | January 8, 2009

<i>Gina Elise, the woman behind Pin-Ups For Vets.</i>

Gina Elise, the woman behind Pin-Ups For Vets.

Remember the name (and the face) of Gina Elise. This woman is simply remarkable.

Pin-up art — a morale-booster for troops fighting overseas during World War II — is making a comeback, or will be if a California woman has anything to say about it.

Gina Elise, 26, is bringing retro back with her third annual “Pin-Ups For Vets” calendar, which features herself in costumes and poses that were popular among America’s fighting men in the 1940s. Profits from the sales of the calendars provide assistance to U.S. military hospitals.

And that alone should be reason enough for everyone to buy one.

“About two years ago I started hearing stories of wounded soldiers that were coming back to underfunded hospitals, so I just decided that I really wanted to do something to help out,” Elise told “I‘ve always been a huge fan of the pin-up era, so I figured I can sort of combine my love for this era to not only use the money for the hospitals but also help boost morale with the calendars themselves.”

At, with a donation of $22 or more, anyone can purchase a calendar for themselves, a hospitalized veteran or a deployed service member, along with a personal message of appreciation.

As great as that is, this next part is simply amazing:

If the calendar is being sent overseas, Elise mails it in a care package. For those recovering in U.S. hospitals, she hand-delivers every calendar. (H/T -

Unbelievable. Strike that. It is very believable, and says a lot for Elise’s character. We need more people like her helping out people like our troops.

You can click here for Pin-Ups For Vets. Check it out.


Topics: The Troops |

10 Responses to “The “Pin-Ups For Vets” Calendar”

  1. Doghouse Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 10:53 am

    If I checked myself into the hospital and bought a calendar, would she hand-deliver it to me?

  2. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:12 pm


  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Doghouse - If she would, imagine how full the hospitals would be with splinter wounds and “leprechaun bites.”

    Smite - Exactly.

  4. Glocksman Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Considering the number of women in the military these days, perhaps she ought to look into making a beefcake version of the the calendar.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Glocksman - That’s a damned good idea!

  6. CaptainAmerica Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I love the old time pinup art.

  7. Alan B Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I know that vets do a great job treating animals but why do they deserve a pin-up calendar?

    (DUCKS and pleads foreign language …)

  8. Kim Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    If vets do such a great jub with animals, why am I the one wearing arm pit length OB gloves and examining pregnant goats?

    And yes, I will order a calendar. I have a friend/former coworker who is a Korean War vet and Purple Heart recipient who would love one of these.

  9. Dorkelina Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    YES. Glocksman is totally right. BEEFCAAAAAKE!!!!!

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Captain - Of course you do. You’re a red-blooded America male!

    Alan B - Ducking is a very smart move.

    Kim - It’s a terrific cause. I’m ordering one as well.

    Dorkelina - Maybe you can recommend putting Lazy Bones in there?