NFL cheerleader trades in pom-poms for assault rifle

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM

A former NFL cheerleader has traded in her pom-poms for an assault rifle. Rachel Washburn is now a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army.

From 2007 to 2009 she was a cheerleader with the Philadelphia Eagles.

On Sunday she was honored by her former team for all her accomplishments off the field. Washburn has earned a bronze star during two tours in Afghanistan.

She said she is considering reenlisting next year.

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