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  • My (not so) Secret Life as a Pin-Up Girl – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    be a classy World War II pin up girl for Halloween but I was never able to find the perfect outfit don the perfect hairstyle or have the perfect makeup Naturally I jumped at the chance when my friend Emily needed volunteers to dress up as classy 1940s era pin up girls The best part was that it was to help promote the GI Film Festival a weeklong event dedicated to celebrating the successes and sacrifices of our nation s military through the medium of film Getting dolled up and helping promote a film festival was one thing but doing something that helps celebrate our Armed Forces Count me in As a courtesy I checked with my beau a dashing Marine to make sure he wouldn t mind me parading around as a pin up girl to promote the festival He thought I was silly for asking and told me to have fun And that I did I found an adorable outfit at Déjà Vu Boutique in Old Town Alexandria that paired perfectly with pearls and white rimmed sunglasses On Saturday morning the other girls and I went to Paul Mitchell The School Tysons Corner pmtstysons where their talented future professionals worked their magic They styled us with iconic WWII era victory rolls and even did our makeup The icing on the cake was a coat of matte red lipstick When I looked in the mirror it was like I stepped back in time After thanking the team at Paul Mitchell for making us look like Betty Grables Ava Gardners and Jane Russells we were off to our post of duty just outside the Clarendon Metro Station With big band music playing in the background we passed out flyers posed in pictures and had a delightful time telling walkers by

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  • GIFF Inspires a Family and a Company to Service – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    his wife Linda are volunteering for the GI Film Festival the first festival designed to celebrate and honor those who have served or are serving in the military armed forces The festival has been sponsored by SAIC and supported by its employees since 2007 when U S Army veteran and Program Manager Carolyn Davis got involved Since 2011 John Thomas continues to be the SAIC sponsor ensuring support for the GIFF Today Linda is the director of hospitality and VIP guests but the Lowry family s ties to the festival don t stop there Alex their 15 year old son won Honorable Mention in the Aspiring Filmmakers category for his short film submission about his grandfather s time serving in the Korean War Honoring Soldiers It s a way of honoring our employees the men and women serving today and our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country Ned Lowry SAIC Director for Ethics Compliance Ned and Linda have good reason to support such a special event While Linda was in Saudi Arabia working for the Army she and her team were victims of the 1995 terrorist attack on a U S Army Facility in Riyadh Saudi Arabia

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  • Becoming Better Over Time – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Becoming Better Over Time Home News Becoming Better Over Time Becoming Better Over Time GI Film Festival News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 19 2013 The GI Film Festival is happy to announce E j Gallo Winery as the official wine for this year s festival Since brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began to turn their dream into reality almost 80 years ago the roots of the Gallo family tree have extended deep into the Winery Today their children grandchildren and great grandchildren work in the Winery carrying on the family tradition and values a strong work ethic a drive for perfection and a focus on quality Today E J Gallo Winery is the world s largest family owned winery and the largest exporter of California wine We are so excited that Gallo Winery will be supplying its high quality wines for our events Just like Gallo GIFF s goal is to entertain and share first class films with out patrons To a schedule of all the films and events for this year s festival please visit

    Original URL path: http://gifilmfestival.com/2013/giff-news/news/becoming-better-over-time/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Safety And Security at GIFF 13 – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Security at GIFF 13 Jeff Robbin GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 18 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to welcome back Black Ice Security Services as the official security detail of the GI Film Festival Black Ice provides intelligence protection and security to a wide variety of individuals from Congressman to other high ranking officials What separates them from other security firms is their high quality highly trained personnel

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  • Jeff Robbin – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Based on a true story Hanks plays Captain Richard Continue Reading A Moment to Remember our POW and MIAs Jeff Robbin blog Featured GIFF News Sep 23 2013 I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else s I loved it not for the many comforts of life here I loved it Continue Reading The Military Times Supports GIFF Jeff Robbin GIFF News News Sponsors Apr 24 2013 The GI Film Festival would like announce The Military Times as a media Sponsor for this year s festival The Military Times prides itself on Continue Reading Safety And Security at GIFF 13 Jeff Robbin GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 18 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to welcome back Black Ice Security Services as the official security detail of the GI Film Festival Black Ice Continue Reading Great Beer and Great Responsibility Jeff Robbin GIFF News Sponsors Apr 17 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to welcome back Miller Coors as the official beer of the 7th annual GI Film Festival Miller Coors is built on Continue Reading Every day they make it the best they can Jeff Robbin GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 15 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to announce the return of Jack Daniels as the official whiskey of the GI film Festival As America s oldest Continue Reading On the Air with Radio America Jeff Robbin GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 11 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to announce Radio America as one of our Media Sponsors for this year s festival Radio America is a division of Continue Reading Win a Week at NYFA s Digital Filmmaking Class Jeff Robbin GIFF News Sponsors Apr 10 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to welcome

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  • Every day they make it the best they can – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    make it the best they can Every day they make it the best they can Jeff Robbin GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 15 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to announce the return of Jack Daniels as the official whiskey of the GI film Festival As America s oldest whiskey distillery Jack Daniels is still noted as one of the top whiskeys in the world and is one of

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  • On the Air with Radio America – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Radio America Home GIFF News On the Air with Radio America On the Air with Radio America Jeff Robbin GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 11 2013 The GI Film Festival would like to announce Radio America as one of our Media Sponsors for this year s festival Radio America is a division of The America Studios Center and believes in making a quality radio broadcast that reflects traditional American values

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  • A Technical Company who supports the Arts – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Jeff Robbin GIFF 2013 GIFF News Partnerships Sponsors Apr 10 2013 The GI Film Festival is proud to welcome SAIC as a Copper Sponsor for this year s festival SAIC is a leading fortune 500 company in the fields of scientific engineering and technologic applications It has prided itself on using deep domain knowledge to help some of the greatest national problems in the fields of national security energy and

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