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
  • Elderly Army Electric Scooter

    Elderly Army Electric Scooter
  • Old Man in the Air Force

    Old Man in the Air Force
  • Old Man in the Navy

    Old Man in the Navy
  • Old Soldier with a Rifle

    Old Soldier with a Rifle
  • Charles Darwin in the Army

    Charles Darwin in the Army
  • Senior Citizen Army

    Senior Citizen Army
  • Old Man in the Army Doing Pushups

    Old Man in the Army Doing Pushups
  • Old Soldier

    Old Soldier
  • Purple Pacemaker Medal

    Purple Pacemaker Medal
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.