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This profile was last updated on 11/21/11  and contains information from public web pages.

Addie Collins Zinone

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Co-Founder of the Event and Membe...

Army Reserve
 
Background

Employment History

  • Staff Sergeant
    U.S. Army Reserve
  • Founder and Overseas Coordinator
    PRO VS. GI JOE
  • USO Inc

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    U.S. Army Reserve
  • Founder
    GI Joe
  • Founder
    PvGIJ

Education

  • Temple University
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Web References
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www.navoba.com, 21 Nov 2011 [cached]
Thumb of Addie Zinone Pros vs. G.I. Joes Deployments make you miss home. From family and friends to In-N-Out burgers and “Entourage†viewings, the list grows with every week away. Following two deployments to Iraq, Addie Zinone, 35, noticed many troops wishing they could watch a game in Fenway Park or catch Monday Night Football. She also noted that many troops filled their downtime by playing video games. NaVOBA - National Veteran-Owned Business Association NaVOBA
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Addie Zinone
Special program brings the best parts of home to our troops overseas.
Deployments make you miss home. From family and friends to In-N-Out burgers and "Entourage" viewings, the list grows with every week away. Following two deployments to Iraq, Addie Zinone, 35, noticed many troops wishing they could watch a game in Fenway Park or catch Monday Night Football. She also noted that many troops filled their downtime by playing video games.
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According to Zinone, celebrities congregate at a location in the states while servicemembers assemble at their bases. The two entities then face off in Call of Duty, Mario Kart, Madden NFL football or Guitar Hero.
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Zinone believes that fate played a prominent role in their organization. Listening to the Zinone's own story, it is easy to see why: The two met when they moved in together as roommates, "We were both rooming with a woman that we both knew, but we didn't know each other," she laughed.
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Zinone has been in the Army Reserve since 2002. She served her two tours in Iraq in 2003-2004 and 2007-2008. On her second tour, the couple had already formulated the idea for the project. So Zinone laid the ground work while Greg developed things back in California.
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G.I. Joes and Addie is the co-founder.
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Addie is a journalism graduate of Temple University and former college gymnast.
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"This gives them a purpose and a chance to be a valuable employee," Zinone said.
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But then we finally began to get sponsors," Zinone said. She knows they aren't going to become wealthy running the non-profit, but that's fine by them. "This is our passion, our other baby," she said.
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Addie Zinone
Military Service:
"We know that the Troops work ...
www.katc.com, 1 Dec 2009 [cached]
"We know that the Troops work hard to protect us and our country, so we have events like this to say thank you and show our appreciation," said Addie Zinone, co-founder of the event and member of the Army Reserve.
GI Joe, co-founded by Greg Zinone ...
www.antigodailyjournal.com, 24 Oct 2009 [cached]
GI Joe, co-founded by Greg Zinone and his wife Addie, lets professional athletes, celebrities and high-ranking military officials play online video games with deployed service members, giving them a unique opportunity to unwind in an otherwise intense environment.
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GI Joe is the connection that we're making," Addie Zinone, one of the company's founders and an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran who continues to serve her country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, said.
She and her husband, came up with Pro vs.
G.I. Joe" got started, said Addie ...
www.the-leader.com, 4 July 2008 [cached]
G.I. Joe" got started, said Addie Zinone, who recently founded the Fairfax, Va.-based not-for-profit organization with her husband, Greg.
Addie Zinone is a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Reserve.
She is a veteran of two tours of duty in Iraq, and her fellow soldiers loved to play video games, she explained.Her husband is a former college football player, and all his teammates were constantly playing video games.
They thought "Pro vs.G.I. Joe" would be a great way to connect soldiers and athletes and provide a fun diversion for the troops, while giving families invited to attend the events a rare chance to see their loved ones serving overseas, Zinone said.
Thursday's event was their first they organized, but they also have plans to set up similar video game competitions involving WNBA, NFL and Major League Baseball players, she added.
GI Joe was founded by Greg ...
www.weight-loss-diet-info.com, 7 Aug 2012 [cached]
GI Joe was founded by Greg and Addie Zinone in 2007 to give back to our military men and women in a truly unique, fun, and interactive way.
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Addie is a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and served two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004 and from 2007-2008.
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