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‘A girl like you probably wouldn’t make it through boot camp’ How one marine proved them wrong


espite being unsure about what she wanted to do with her life after graduating from high school, Shannon Ihrke enrolled in college. Little did she know that during her time there, she would find a passion for pushing her mind and body to the limit and become a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Almost two years into school and still undecided about her career, Ihrke began to feel overwhelmed from working two jobs to make ends meet and studying full-time. She met with a school adviser to go over financial aid, which she did not qualify for, and was told that the only way to get free tuition in Minnesota was by being a single mom or being in the military. “I decided to research the different branches, and a Marine Corps recruiter caught me on the way out from talking to an Air Force recruiter,” Ihrke said of the moment she decided to join the military. “He explained how tough the program is and said, ‘A girl like you probably wouldn’t make it through boot camp in the Marine Corps.’” The statement resonated with Ihrke, who says, “I took that as a challenge and asked, ‘Where do I sign up?’” From there, Ihrke packed up for three months of boot camp, where she trained in mixed martial arts and rifle training — and graduated. “I loved it,” she says. “I loved pushing myself. I realized how mentally and physically strong I really am, and it was an empowering feeling,” she says, noting that the all-female boot camp was a tough, but empowering experience. “I had drill instructors that were beautiful, smart women. They were amazing — and it motivated me even more.” For Ihkre, boot camp and the monthlong Marine Corps combat training that followed pushed her body and mind beyond what she had imagined. “The hardest part about boot camp is your mental strength,” she notes. Another tough part about officially becoming a Marine was the feeling of having to prove herself to her male peers. “When people think of a Marine, they expect to see a man, but when I showed up to my unit, some people automatically

thought that because I was a woman, I wouldn’t be able to keep up or be as good.” Being judged on appearance only fueled her drive to be the best. “You have to work twice as hard to be seen as an equal, so my goal was always to push myself to be as good if not better to show them you can be on the same level,” she said. Her discipline and dedication paid off. Within two years, she earned a rank that some four-year Marines don’t even achieve. “I was meritoriously promoted from E1 to E4,” she says. Ihrke was evaluated on everything from her physical strength and military knowledge to an area where she has excelled in since childhood: shooting. “I always liked shooting guns,” she says, noting her expert-level rifle qualification by Marine standards. “I grew up shooting guns with my dad, which is part of the reason I did so well in the rifle range when I was in the Marines.” However, Ihrke believes her confidence in herself and drive to prove naysayers wrong are what ultimately helped her earn the rank of sergeant. “It’s kind of natural to judge a book by its cover,” she muses. “But then, it makes you want to be as good, if not better than those people to show that you can keep up and you are equal.” Ihrke graduated from Elmhurst College with a bachelor’s degree — and without student loan debt. Her time in the Marine Corps came to an end in 2016, but she says it’s something that has permanently affected her life and is a constant source of pride. “In and out of uniform, I feel very proud because no one can take the experience away from me,” says the veteran. Ihrke flirted with professional modeling during the final six months of her active duty when she would take leaves on some weekends for shoots, eventually laying the foundation for her journey to Maxim. “Maxim was having this contest called ‘Hometown Hotties,’ and I sent in my pictures,” she said. “I never thought I would win. Once (I made) the final 10, they flew me out to Vegas for another shoot. And when they found out I was military, they said they

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wanted to do another special shoot with me.” She did not hear from the magazine again, to her surprise, but found out that she landed the magazine cover after a friend of hers called her at 6 in the morning to deliver the news. “My friend was at the airport and he called me and said, ‘Congratulations on getting the Maxim cover.’ And I was just stunned. I had no idea.” Ihrke was overjoyed. She ran to the nearest bookstore and bought every copy of the magazine it had. “I was freaking out!” she said. Ever since making the cover, Ihrke’s life has transformed completely. She has landed numerous gigs including catalog, print modeling, runway and

even serving five years as a spokesmodel for The Loop, a radio station in Chicago. Although she has left the military and has grown into a full-time model, she misses the armed forces. When Thomas Prusso, a renowned photographer, reached out to her to do a military-themed calendar shoot, she was brimming with happiness. “It was a lot of fun. I still love the Marine Corps and think it gave me a lot of direction and am glad that I did it,” she said. “I’m still involved in several military charities and work closely with the Chicago Marine Corps Foundation, which supports giving scholarships to kids that have dads or moms that were wounded or passed away in the military.”

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‘Sgt. Will Gardner’ a story of pain, redemption


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oming to DVD from writer/director Max Martini and Cinedigm comes the story of a man who has seen war and forgot his life in “Sgt. Will Gardner.” Will “Ghost” Gardner (Max Martini) is a man struggling with life after his time in the military. After an explosion kills his close friend Samuel “Top” Gallegos (Omari Hardwick) and causes brain injury, he leaves his life behind to wander the streets. As the years pass, Ghost realizes he must get back into life and makes his way to see his young son. Along the way he meets Mary Anne (Lily Rabe), who accidentally mistakes him for a famous actor. The two get to know one another and discover they are both lost in the big world. After reconnecting with his young son Will Jr. (Leo Martini), he sees his ex-wife Kimmy (Elisabeth Rohm) and new husband Buddy (Dermot Mulroney). She explains what happened with her life when Ghost went off to war, and it is what they both needed to move forward. Ghost takes one step forward and

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world to be. This is his story, but it is also the story of so many. Martini as Ghost is a man who cannot seem to find his way clear of the war. He wants so much to have the life he once knew, but the trauma gets in the way. The emotional battle inside takes a piece of him little by little to the point where he cannot see his way clearly. For every two steps forward he slides a little back, yet there is something inside him that refuses to stay down. That is his saving grace! Hardwick as Top has become the conscience that Ghost doesn’t want to listen to. Always with him, Top is a constant reminder of where they have been together. Hardwick gives a performance of a friend that offers strength and courage and we should all be so blessed to have a friend that makes that kind of impact in our lives. Rabe as Mary Anne is a woman who is also looking for something that isn’t exactly what she expects. Ghost does take advantage of that for a bit, but Rabe — as we all know from “American Horror Story” — can give as good as she takes. A shout out to Luis Bordonada as Charlie Burroughs as a vet who seems

to be a target for every person with bigman-syndrome. Even when he goes against Ghost, he discovers that there is someone else out there who understands the fear and pain of war. Bordonada is a bit of the missing piece for Ghost that can create a new path for them both. Gary Sinise makes an appearance as Larry, and anytime he shows up in a film it is an experience — but every time he shows up in a film for vets it makes me love him even more. Dedicated to supporting veterans, Sinise has become a recognizable face for the cause of our active, wounded and retired service members. Other cast include: JoBeth Williams as Sherry, Holt McCallany as Officer Callahan, Justin Tucker as Farnsworth, Matthew Velez as Morley, Georgina Lighting as Emily Saunders and Jay DeMarcus as Top Gunner. Cinedigm is a leading distributor of amazing content in storefronts, digital platforms, Internet and demand platforms for cable television. With an extensive library of more than 52,000 films and television shows, docurama will gardner, continued on Page 9


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Justin Bonomo raked in more than $25 million in winnings at poker tournaments in 2018.

counting aces to c-bets By Howard Hian Military Press

My first serious poker games in the 1950s were nickel, dime, quarter — mainly playing 7-card stud and 5-card draw. No limit hold ’em was unknown to me. Obviously, a lot has changed. Although the poker boom, which began in 2003, may have leveled out, there’s still a lot of action and prize money sloshing around. Here is the list of top tournament winners in 2018: 1. Justin Bonomo – $25,428,935 (about 25 cashes), U.S.A. 2. Nikita Bodykoovskly – $14,503,871, Belarus 3. Jason Coon – $12,478,871, U.S.A. 4. David Peters – $10,785,014, U.S.A. 5. Steven Chidwick – $10,197,347, England 6. Jake Schindler – $9,118,894, U.S.A. 7. John Cynn – $8,807,068, U.S.A. 8. Isaac Haxton – $8,194,991, U.S.A. 9. Nick Petrangelo – $6,956,868,

U.S.A. 10. Dan Smith – $6,712,334, U.S.A. Nice to see eight of the 10 of the players are from the U.S.A. Thanks to The Hendon Mob for the stats (www. Every once in awhile, random thoughts about poker lead me to further examination. Here are three items to think about:

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I’ve got a couple of issues relating to card counts and rankings. Are there really only 52 cards in a standard deck? Sure, four each of aces through kings equal that number (13 times 4 equals 52). Think about this: An ace of any suit can be used to complete a low straight, A-23-4-5. An ace of any suit can also complete Broadway, 10-J-Q-KA. If the versatile ace can be used high or low, isn’t that the same as being two separate cards? I suggest there are 56 cards in the deck (52 plus 4 “extra” aces). POKER, continued on Page 9

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Community between Italy, France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg — the precursor to the European Union. World events • The United Kingdom announces on • Israel withdraws from the Sinai PenApril 12 that Singapore will gain self-rule insula on Jan. 20 after capturing it from beginning in 1958. Egypt in October 1956. • John Lennon and Paul McCartney first • British colonies Gold Coast and British meet as teenagers July 6 in Liverpool — Togoland join March 6 to become Ghana, three years before forming The Beatles. the first country in colonial Africa to gain • The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1 independence. on Oct. 4, the first artificial satellite to • Egypt partially reopens the Suez Canal orbit earth. on March 8. It will open to all shipping • The United States sustains its first on April 9. military combat fatality in Vietnam on • European leaders sign the Treaty of Rome on March 25, forming the European Economic

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Reservist builds friendships at Thai school By Staff Sgt. Ron Keenan


HANTHBURI PROVENCE, THAILAND — U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Antonio Martinez smiles as he lifts two playful elementary school students into the air at the Ban Wang Mai Daeng School in Chanthburi Provence, Thailand. Curious students gather around Martinez, a towering figure at 6-feet 3-inches, to get a closer view. Martinez is here to build relationships with the community, but he didn’t expect to make a few friends along the way. Martinez, a U.S. military civil affairs non-commissioned officer assigned to the 416th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) in San Diego, is participating in Cobra Gold 19, a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored exercise that represents the longstanding friendship in the region between the Thai and American people. A native of San Diego, Martinez has traveled more than 8,000 miles to participate in this exercise. His team is spending one month in Thailand meeting with local officials, educators and visiting key infrastructure sites. “We are here to build community relations between the United States and the Thai people,” Martinez said. “My team is overseeing a site project where Navy Seabees are building more classrooms for a school.” For many of the Thai students, Cobra Gold was the first time they have met with Americans in the military. Natthawut Deeman, a 13-year-old seventh grader at the school explained that he didn’t know that American service members did projects like building schools in other countries. Fourteen-year-old Kanyanut Tantod lives less than a kilometer from the school and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. Tantod met U.S. service members prior to the exercise while they were conducting the initial site surveys.

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Sgt. Antonio Martinez, U.S. Army reservist assigned to the 416th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) in San Diego, plays with two Thai school children at Ban Wang Mai Daeng School during Cobra Gold 19. | U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Junior Grade Travis Weger

“They are so kind and generous,” Tantod said. “I’m excited and grateful for the military to be here and build this.” Martinez says it is these kinds of projects that encouraged him to join the Army Reserve and pursue a career in civil affairs. In his civilian job, Martinez is an emergency medical technician, but he says the skill set he uses in his civilian career directly enhances his job in the military. “In a nutshell you’re a caretaker, you’re nurturing, you’re helping peo-

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I have a question regarding the value of a flush versus a straight. If you have four cards to a flush, there are nine outs. If you have four cards to an open ended straight, there are only eight outs. Then why is a flush ranked higher than a straight?

Why c-bet?

In recent years, the c-bet (short for continuation bet) has been pretty much the favored action in No Limit Hold ’Em. What is it? It’s a follow-up bet after the flop when you raised pre-flop. It basically announces, “I like my starting hand and still like it after the flop.” The most favorable outcome, especially if the flop misses you and the other players, is to pick up the dead money in the pot when you c-bet and the other players fold. Here’s my problem with it. If the bettor improves on the flop and c-bets, he’s probably not going to get any calls. Why not check and keep other players in the pot? Conversely, if your hand doesn’t improve an opponent, at the least, will most likely pick up a draw that indicates you’re pretty vulnerable. There’s no doubt you will bleed chips or get trapped if you c-bet consistently. My advice: Mix up your game with and without using the continuation bet and beware of betting it out of position and/or against multiple opponents. If you play poker regularly, don’t forget to keep track of your winnings and losings. Follow Howard Hian online at and

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