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Feature - Ms. Armed Forces
Peter van Agtmael
Open to female veterans of the US military, the annual Ms. Armed Forces event is a beauty pageant, talent competition, test of physical strength, and measures the participants’ commitment to raising money for homeless women veterans and their children. Now in its sixth year, the pageant gives participants the opportunity to embrace the femininity they had to shed during their time in the military. Some use the platform to share their experiences at war and also the abuse they received while in uniform.
Peter van Agtmael, who spent 12 years photographing Americans at war and their return to civilian...

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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Contestants flex before the 2017 Ms....
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Props and gowns on display before the...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Marissa Strock (a double amputee who...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Makeup and official photo shoots before...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Contestant Cassandra Taylor before...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Contestant Kelli Wray's official photo...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Makeup and official photo shoots before...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. 2016 Ms Veteran America winner Molly...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Official photos of Molly Mae Potter...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Ms. Veteran America is a pageant for...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Sequined helmet. Ms. Veteran America...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. A contestant during the preliminary...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. A contestant in camouflage high heels...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Rehearsal for the main event. Ms....
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Attendee at the Ms. Veteran America...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Attendees take their seats for the...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Leslie Latimore-Lorfils talks about...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Contestant Kelli Wray presents during...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Contestant Savannah Raskey at the 2017...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Introduction of the finalists during...
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USA. Washington DC. 2017. Lindsay Gutierrez is crowned the winner...
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