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Claim: "Motivational poster" shows a former cheerleader turned Air Force sniper.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2008]
Origins: The "motivational poster" aspect of this item is merely a bit of creative fiction inspired by a photograph, but the woman pictured above, Senior Airman
The original photograph and its USAF-assigned caption are as shown below:
We don't know whether Senior Airman Polly-Jan Bobseine might ever have been a high school cheerleader or a Homecoming Queen, but a 2006 Air Force biography of her indicates she was home schooled and makes no mention of those activities:
Senior Airman Polly-Jan Bobseine is a Security Forces Journeyman assigned to theLast updated: 25 July 2008
After graduating high school, Airman Bobseine moved to Wyoming where she was employed as a horse wrangler until relocating to Tennessee to train horses professionally before enlisting in the United States Air Force, leaving in March 2003 for Lackland Air Force Base, Texas for basic training. Upon graduation, she volunteered for a special duty assignment to the
She is an active member of the National Cancer Research Organization and volunteer children's swimming instructor. Airman Bobseine's military awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle and Pistol.) She is currently pursuing her private pilot license and enrolled in Park University, working towards an Associates degree in Criminal Justice.
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