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Kellie Pickler has saluted the military in the past by performing concerts as part of the USO, but now she's saluting in a whole new way—on the cover of Maxim magazine's "Salute to the Military" issue .
Inside the magazine, the 26-year-old singer, who recently parted ways with BNA Records, is photographed in an array of retro-themed outfits. She also spoke about her growing collection of tattoos and what it means for her to support the military.
"I comes from a military family," Kellie told the magazine. "My grandfather is a retired Marine, and I've always had a great deal of respect for anyone who serves our country. It really does take someone special to sacrifice everything. I don't mean just their lives, either. There are men who are sacrificing the chance to hold their newborn baby!"