An Iraq War Veteran Becomes NFL Cheerleader

By Tony Manfred

In some ways, Megan Welter has the background of the typical NFL cheerleader.

She started dancing at age three, she told ABC15, competed throughout her childhood and eventually joined her college dance team.


But after graduating from school in 2007, she decided on a very different career path. She joined the Army, completing officer training and eventually being deployed to Iraq as a cable platoon leader.

She spent 16 months there.

At one point, a group of NFL cheerleaders came to Iraq to entertain the troops and Welter asked them if it was even possible for her to make a team, she told AZCardinals.com.

It took until 2011 for her to tryout, but she made the team.




Pretty impressive considering she took seven years off to serve her country.




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CLARK

WOW! All you haters sure know how to suck the good vibes right out of a story.

August 30 2013 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davethebassplr

The video of her asaulting her BF is available online. Alcohol is so much fun!

August 02 2013 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wlh1923

Coincidentally, she has just been arrested for assaulting her boyfriend. Talk about schizophrenic competing articles, one warm and fuzzy, the other cold and calculating.

August 02 2013 at 2:26 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rrgalvanjr

hot, Hot, HOT!

Wish I would have seen more like her when I was on active duty!

August 02 2013 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
redwingirish

george bush was a pom-pom girl at yale and he was a "war hero", so why cant she be a cheerleader? She is waaaay hotter than the Crawford Kid and way more of a hero!

August 02 2013 at 12:27 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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ectullis

Three cheers for her

August 02 2013 at 10:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
~~Kath~~

Unfortunately, she was arrested July 20th for beating her boyfriend. He video taped it for the police, and it was on the news this week here in Phoenix.

August 02 2013 at 9:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Wolmers1965

Sounds like a BDSM scene gone wrong ... sounds like she slipped into her leather and got out & used whips & chains ... oh well; sometimes things dominant & submissive and sadistic & masochistic things go wrong.

August 06 2013 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thecaptaineast

Megan,you look great!Thank you so much for your service to our country-and welcome home.

August 02 2013 at 3:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hotrodra

wow that gives a new meaning to the word foxhole don't it?

August 02 2013 at 3:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
qurkyzvytz

http://mugshots.com/Current-Events/MEGAN-WELTER.65413849.html

August 02 2013 at 2:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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