Rachel Washburn

As a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader, Rachel Washburn toted pom-poms. As an Army intelligence officer with a special ops combat unit in Afghanistan, she carried an assault rifle and pistol. She was a pioneer on a special mission to relate to local women in ways that would be culturally inappropriate for male troops — including helping deliver an Afghan baby in a snowstorm.

Washburn, 25, who recently returned from her second tour in Afghanistan, was honored Sunday night as a “Hometown Hero” by the Eagles at their home game against the Chicago Bears.

Read the story HERE  (Credit: USA Today)


Okay the cuteness of Tay in her Shake It Off cheerlearder outift just fit so perfectly with this song and I couldn’t resist… But in all honesty, she is my cheerleader.  Even though she doesn’t know me, even though she doesn’t know my name, she has been someone that’s kept me going since I was 14.  At 23 now, I can whole heartedly say that she’s the best cheerleader I’ve had, and I think it is so amazing that so many of us can feel that way.  So thank you, taylorswift.

*Do not own song or video.

The Signs As Cheerleaders

Aries: *that cheerleader everyone hates because she “sleeps around with guys” but is actually a lesbian and is dating Sagittarius*

Taurus: *hides under the bleachers with Aquarius during practice*

Gemini: *that one cheerleader that goofs around during practice*

Cancer: *fakes an injury and gets Ice cream with their mom*

Leo: *is the Head Cheerleader also along with Libra*

Virgo: *was forced to be a cheerleader with Capricorn*

Libra: *is the Head Cheerleader along with Leo*

Scorpio: *kills anyone that makes fun of them for wearing a skirt*

Sagittarius: *the mean openly a lesbian and is dating Aries*

Capricorn: *was forced to be a cheerleader with Virgo*

Aquarius: *hides under the bleachers during practice with Taurus*

Pisces: *doesn’t show up to any practices; probably doesn’t even know they’re an actual cheerleader*