SoCal Women Pose for Pinup Calendar to Support Troops

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Pinups for Patriots Proceeds Support Military Charities

One of the pin-ups from Pinups for Patriots, Elizabeth Welchman.

The women participating in this project are all huge supporters of the military and many have friends and family serving today.

More than a dozen women from across Southern California are getting all dolled up for a great cause on Oct. 3 in San Diego, Calif.

Combat veterans, models, make-up artists and hair stylists will be shooting the first annual 2011 Pinups for Patriots calendar. Proceeds from the calendar will be donated to military charities.

“I have always loved the old pin-up style calendars that are uniquely American and are symbolic of a time when the entire country was united in support of the troops,” said Kalen Arreola, Army Reserve combat veteran, and calendar’s creator. “The women participating in this project are all huge supporters of the military and many have friends and family serving today.”

The shoot will be done at Bad Kitty Photography Studio in La Mesa. Makeupstar Team, Ashley Gannon and Mary Pepper Sanchez – all from Orange County – will be providing free hair and make-up for the girls. Staff Sgt. Walter Talens, combat veteran and filmmaker, will be filming the shoot.

Kalen hopes to have the calendars shipped out before the holidays.

“Our intent is to produce a classy calendar that gives the guys an escape from day-to-day operations,” said Kalen. “We hope to get as many businesses involved as possible so that the troops see their community support firsthand when they receive one of our calendars in the mail.”

About Stars and Stripes Marketing LLC
Stars and Stripes Marketing LLC is a full-service marketing firm that specializes in consulting and developing military marketing strategies for small businesses. SSM is a veteran-owned, veteran-run business that takes pride in operating under the military values of honor, integrity and loyalty.

EDITORS NOTE: Media welcome to attend the photo shoot and interview any of the girls and/or owner of SSM, please contact Kalen (female) at 858-525-2498 before arriving at the shoot location. Arrival time of noon is best based on shoot timeline. Photos and b-roll of the shoot are available upon request.

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