Seniors in the U S Army

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/10/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 9/12/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Seniors in the U S Army
Contest Directions: If you see grandmas and grandpas carrying machine guns and wearing khaki - don't worry - they are just new army recruits (unless you see them in the Bronx, where it's just a tradition).
[ US Army has raised the enlistee age limit to bring older recruits and meet its recruiting goals. "Lots of older people are fit and are living longer, and they figure they can do this. We have been very satisfied with the older recruits so far," said a spokesman for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.]
Come to think of it there are at least some benefits for the seniors to join the army:
1) They stay fit by doing drills and eating healthy food (sorry, no McDonald's in the army for you, grandma).
2) They can travel to exciting new places, meet interesting new people, and kill them.
3) In a hostage situation they are likely to be released first.
4) If they have a party, sergeants won't even realize it.
5) Top army secrets are safe with senior recruits because they can't remember them anyway.
6) Army commanders find it easier to control senior recruits because their supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
If you think of more, let me know. Now I gotta go and give my grandma a call - she forgot her bazooka last time she visited (damn, she forgets everything).
In this contest you are asked photoshop senior, older people in the military, or create promotional materials (billboards, adverts, etc.) for recruiting older people to the U.S. military. Your entries have to relate to the US military (Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines) only, no other countries please (they did not approve older folks in the army yet!)

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/10/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 9/12/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
25 pictures
  • Old Men Army Recruitment Poster

    Old Men Army Recruitment Poster
        • The chop is fabulous re-work of real advert.
          The author's comments is a cherry on top.
          Brilliance!
        • This could be a good poster for recruiting older women into the army. The punch-line will need to be changed to:

          Be All You Once Were.
          PMS Army
        • why people still participate on this after see this entry?, great work adding the effects after the great "old" chop. My winner and best vote
        • Very impressive work!

          Must have been a living he11 to mask between the lines.

        • On 9/11/2006 6:21:59 PM, Skorpion said:

          why people still participate on this after see this entry?, great work adding the effects after the great "old" chop. My winner and best vote



          LOL
        • Congratulations Janna very well deserved
        • Beautiful work. Great idea. Perfectly executed.
        • No biting the bullet here,we just roll it on the tongue and spit it out at you .
  • Elderly Army Electric Scooter

    Elderly Army Electric Scooter
        • Perfect Squadron for shopping or any services

          [Edited by User on 9/11/2006 6:17:00 PM]
        • What the New Jersey do you mean..take a number???
        • this is absolutely perfect for this contest.
        • Sneaks you in and outta large crowds allowing you to get closer to hiding car bombers.
  • Old Man in the Air Force

    Old Man in the Air Force
        • wait, what did you said, wait, i dont know how to fly
        • What the New Jersey do you mean I can't smoke in here????
        • See what happens when sarge puts hedgehog on the pilot seat?

          [Edited by User on 9/11/2006 6:29:37 PM]
        • hahaha!!! I wonder if the Air Force makes bifocal goggles.
        • Hedgehog!?.....BWAAAaHAAaaHaaa!laughing my arse off Newsy!
          OMG Sassy...Smokin!? Too Funny!
          Almost snarfed soda out my nose!
          This is a FANTASTIC entry! This looks sooooo real!
  • Old Man in the Navy

    Old Man in the Navy
        • Well at least ya know they are "DEPENDable"
        • These were the marines Elton John was singing about in
          "Yellow Brick Road"
        • Marines at any age look sharply dressed .
  • Old Soldier with a Rifle

    Old Soldier with a Rifle
        • i always take my vitamins where ever i go
        • He's got a nurse in his backpack too. It's just a camouflage, folks.
        • If my bullets dont kill you this nitro in a drip bag is sure to slow you down .
  • Charles Darwin in the Army

    Charles Darwin in the Army
        • Charles Darwin, doing his usual job of "natural selection" of species. So far today, 3 crocs, 5 giraffes, and 2 birdies won't make it to next evolution stages.
        • Since his beard interfered with his camouflage, Darwin probably won't be among the ones surviving the natural selection caused by the opposite side's rifles.
        • laughing my arse off! Lordy help him if he has to put on a gas mask!
  • Senior Citizen Army

    Senior Citizen Army
  • Old Man in the Army Doing Pushups

    Old Man in the Army Doing Pushups
  • Old Soldier

    Old Soldier
        • All we are saying is....... give me a nap.
        • Wise soldier. He looks like a breed between Mel Gibson and Charles Darwin
        • Super idea! The face needs the contrast boosted just a touch tho... Then it'd match the rest of the pic.
        • Awaiting deploy to the next assisted living quarters .
  • Purple Pacemaker Medal

    Purple Pacemaker Medal
        • Purple heart_on is more and more common in the army due to absence of women.
        • This award given to all soldiers who didnt have rabbit powered batteries.
  • Old Fighter Pilot

    Old Fighter Pilot
        • Great comment, pretty good elderly pilot too.
  • Old Army Guard

    Old Army Guard
        • With those eyes...I'll bet trying to take aim is a bear!
        • At last I get to peek through a window without going to jail .
  • Senior soldier with a Gun

    Senior soldier with a Gun
        • Hey, that guy don't look that old.

          Tip: Match up the noise/sharpness of the hands and face.
        • One of the best shooters among older recruits. Former photographer. Smile when tyou see the flash.
  • Old Sailor

    Old Sailor
        • Great idea, and funny! But the face doesn't have the same sharpness, and clarity that the rest of the photo does.
  • Old Soldier in Combat

    Old Soldier in Combat
        • That looks damn scary!
          Walkers - weapons
        • Gran Pa packing walker survives battle of wheelagimo.
  • WW II Veterans

    WW II Veterans
        • Yeah, and who needs that extra L in STILL? Not us!
        • Texas is spelled backwards on his hat is that an azeimers thing??
        • Ah he's still good! I have mistaken him for WW I veteran at first.
        • well done, but picture are inverted (see the TEXAS text)
        • I didn't know we had a state called Saxet! COOL!
  • Over 65 Army Recruitment Poster

    Over 65 Army Recruitment Poster
        • That keychain, perfect gift for your grandkids!
        • and when you become sick we will deny you all benefits!
        • Packs up my walker and joins today,excelent poster
  • Old Soldier Smoking a Cigarette

    Old Soldier Smoking a Cigarette
        • This would have been perfect if the hands weren't so blurry.
        • I lost my choppers somewhere in the jungle.
        • elders refused to go till cigarettes were made part of their rations again
        • this most be the funniest, but hands need more attention on the work
        • Jimmy Durante after surviving POW camp .
  • George Bush Senior Gunner

    George Bush Senior Gunner
  • Old Air Force Pilots

    Old Air Force Pilots
        • Man, the expression on their faces is PERFECT
          Makes me think of "American Gothic" somehow
        • Big sigh........ you are just like your mother!
        • Their facial expressions are perfect! But the skin texture on the face & neck areas seem over-worked. Too smeary & smooth.
        • Let me fly the plane there and you can drive back
  • Old Soldiers Being Inspected

    Old Soldiers Being Inspected
        • Sarge: can I have what Kebmo is smoking?
        • Keb's just lucky they didn't make him cut his hair!
          Excellent choppage!
        • Are you sutre you have your med prescription ?
  • Military Dog and his Old Master

    Military Dog and his Old Master
  • Sean Connery in the Military

    Sean Connery in the Military
  • Old Man Soldier with a Machine Gun

    Old Man Soldier with a Machine Gun
  • Senior Soldier Bingo Night

    Senior Soldier Bingo Night
        • no bingo for you, you are on watch tonight
        • Tonights bingo prize is an hour of Laurence Welk films .
25 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The United States Army is now accepting older recruits so that enlistment goals can be met. For example, Margie Black, who is now a 41 year old grandmother from West Columbia, Texas, is enlisting in the military. She joins her 21 year old daughter in basic training. Her daughter is a Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Black said that she is taking the process one day at a time. In fact, older enlistees are showing up at training stations across the country since Congress provided approval to the army to raise the age for enlistees upward from 35 to just under 42 years of age. The Congressional change came when the Army fell well below its army recruiting in 2005. The Army needs to bring in 80,000 recruits this year alone. It is offering higher enlistment bonuses and higher pay levels for different jobs as well. The Army also is offering more financial incentives to encourage reenlistment. Since raising the age limit to enter the Army, 405 men and women over 35 have entered active duty as of August 4th while the Reserve has taken in 711 over that age level.