Former Eagles Cheerleader Serves Abroad

Rachel Washburn is a former Eagles cheerleader who graduated from Drexel and went on to serve in the Army.

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Rachel Washburn cheered with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2007- 2009. After graduating from Drexel University, she served two tours in Afghanistan.
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Here's some images of Washburn's travels throughout Afghanistan. She told USA Today she felt comfortable wearing scarf so that the locals would be comfortable around her.
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Washburn was a 'military brat' and moved around more than a dozen times during her childhood.
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While at Drexel, she was a member of the Army ROTC program.
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Washburn is scheduled to complete with her service in the next year, but is considering reenlisting.
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Washburn is a 1st lieutenant in the Army and is based in Georgia.
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Washburn decided on a whim to try out for the Eagles squad. After making the team, she has not looked back.
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