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KATHERINE JENERETTE GRADUATES from US ARMY AIRBORNE SCHOOL
North Myrtle Beach Times ^ | March 20, 2008 | Editor

Posted on 03/21/2008 1:26:29 PM PDT by kjenerette

North Myrtle Beach Times - page 8, Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jenerette Completes School

KATHERINE JENERETTE GRADUATES from US ARMY AIRBORNE SCHOOL

katherine jenerette

Former North Myrtle Beach Planning Commissioner, U.S. Army Lieutenant Katherine Jenerette recently graduated from the U.S. Army's Airborne school at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Airborne officers are considered to be among the Army's most valuable combat officers. Every member of the Rangers and Special Forces - two of the Army's most elite corps - is airborne qualified.

Information about the Airborne school states: Throughout the fast-moving course of instruction, mental alertness and physical conditioning are emphasized and Airborne School is designed for those who possess the desire, motivation and courage to join the elite fraternity known as "Paratroopers." It is one of the most physically demanding yet rewarding courses in the US Army. It takes a special kind of person to volunteer for this assignment; someone with an unflinching nerve and a spirit of adventure.

Having successfully survived jump school, Jenerette graduated and was awarded her Airborne wings at a ceremony in Ft. Benning last week. In the military, Airborne wings are a mark of courage, daring and skill.

Jenerette is a U.S. Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War Operation Desert Storm and she has served as a Field Representative for the 1st Congressional District, South Carolina. She currently is a Commissioned Officer serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and as an Army Paratrooper she is assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.

 


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: airborne; army; iraq; jenerette; militarywomen; paratrooper; vanity
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Just an update. I have met so many dedicated, patriotic young men and women during my return to the military, I am humbled to serve along side of them. They are the best! - katherine
1 posted on 03/21/2008 1:26:30 PM PDT by kjenerette
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To: kjenerette

Congrats from an old “cherry jumper” (11/1976)!


2 posted on 03/21/2008 1:28:26 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Forget it...I'll never be able to pull the lever for McCain!)
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To: kjenerette

Grats!


3 posted on 03/21/2008 1:28:46 PM PDT by Dengar01
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To: kjenerette

God be with you.


4 posted on 03/21/2008 1:28:52 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: kjenerette

My son will be in that program this summer. I am proud of him, but my stomach churns just thinking about the danger.


5 posted on 03/21/2008 1:29:04 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Good fences make good neighbors. -- Robert Frost)
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To: kjenerette

I salute you!


6 posted on 03/21/2008 1:29:59 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: kjenerette
Thanks for sharing the news

Congratulations U.S. Army Lieutenant Katherine Jenerette!

7 posted on 03/21/2008 1:30:00 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations, and thank you for serving!...:-)


8 posted on 03/21/2008 1:30:00 PM PDT by pattty
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To: kjenerette

Excellent! where ya off to from there post-wise?
Best of wishes and safe journey..


9 posted on 03/21/2008 1:30:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: Wage Slave

You rock, girl. Thank you for your service and may God Bless You.


10 posted on 03/21/2008 1:30:38 PM PDT by youturn (First of all, drop the "my friend". Just because I have to vote for you doesn't mean we are friends.)
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To: Wage Slave

You rock, girl. Thank you for your service and may God Bless You.


11 posted on 03/21/2008 1:30:38 PM PDT by youturn (First of all, drop the "my friend". Just because I have to vote for you doesn't mean we are friends.)
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To: kjenerette

Didn’t realize it’s YOU! Congratulations!


12 posted on 03/21/2008 1:31:04 PM PDT by Wage Slave (Good fences make good neighbors. -- Robert Frost)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations and thanks.


13 posted on 03/21/2008 1:31:40 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion; snuffy smiff; slow5poh; EdReform; TheZMan; Texas Mulerider; Oorang; ...

Hey Y’all looky here! Share the good news


14 posted on 03/21/2008 1:31:51 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: kjenerette

Awesome! Thanks for the update.

(By the way, let me add: “NOT guilty”!)


15 posted on 03/21/2008 1:31:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kjenerette

Who is that hottie? Oh wait, that’s you. Congrats and God Bless.


16 posted on 03/21/2008 1:32:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kjenerette

Hurrah! Congratulations to you on a very worthy accomplishment.


17 posted on 03/21/2008 1:32:44 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: kjenerette

She looks like Joanna Cassidy.


18 posted on 03/21/2008 1:32:49 PM PDT by YourAdHere (I'm Client #10!)
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To: kjenerette

Wow!


19 posted on 03/21/2008 1:33:48 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations.


20 posted on 03/21/2008 1:33:55 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: kjenerette
I stand in awe of anyone that makes it through this phase. It is a grueling and dangerous course...I know, not because I've ever served, but my grandson whom I raised = (Does that make me a “Typical White Woman?” = got his wings there and went on to be chosen for the elite 173rd AIRBORNE = “Sky Soldiers” = into a RRT, and is serving in the isolated Korengal of the Kunar Province.
21 posted on 03/21/2008 1:34:13 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
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To: kjenerette
I'm trying to get a slot - even though heights scare the living daylights out of me.

My girlfriend thinks I'm nuts.

22 posted on 03/21/2008 1:34:20 PM PDT by jude24 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: kjenerette
Congratulations!
23 posted on 03/21/2008 1:36:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (Reagan would have never said "She's my girl")
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To: kjenerette

That is great.

Congratulations!


24 posted on 03/21/2008 1:36:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kjenerette

Good Job Katherine.
Godpseed and God watch over you in your future assignments.


25 posted on 03/21/2008 1:39:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: kjenerette

Congrats Katherine.


26 posted on 03/21/2008 1:39:38 PM PDT by groanup (War is not the answer. Victory is.)
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To: kjenerette
Lieutenant Katherine:

"All the Way!!"

HOOOO--AAaahhh!!" from this ex-CPT, USMA 1970 and Airborne Nov 1970...

...and God's best blessings on you and your family at this Eastertide.

27 posted on 03/21/2008 1:39:41 PM PDT by Airborne Longhorn
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To: kjenerette

HOOAH!

(My son went through Airborne after boot camp at Benning...that is one hellva accomplishment)!

My thanks for your ongoing service.


28 posted on 03/21/2008 1:41:04 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kjenerette

Congrats

Airborne - the only way to get to work in the morning.

All the Way.


29 posted on 03/21/2008 1:41:20 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: kjenerette

Marry me.


30 posted on 03/21/2008 1:42:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (We're all gonna die!!!!)
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To: kjenerette

Hey, CONGRATS on a job well done!


31 posted on 03/21/2008 1:42:19 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations!

I was just thinking about you a couple days ago, when I was looking at an old thread. I wondered how you’ve been. I’m glad to see you doing so well.

Thank you for your service.


32 posted on 03/21/2008 1:45:23 PM PDT by LilAngel (FReeping on a cell phone is like making Christmas dinner in an Easy Bake Oven)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations.


33 posted on 03/21/2008 1:47:24 PM PDT by decimon
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations, LT!

My son was 3 ID Airbourne and in Operation Desert Storm.


34 posted on 03/21/2008 1:47:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: kjenerette

I stand in awe( actually sit) for your service and your compatriots.
Thank you from my heart


35 posted on 03/21/2008 1:48:22 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: kjenerette
First I have to say that I am am old school guy who does not believe in women in front line units. Second I have to say that I would be proud to serve with you. Getting your wings at 39 takes sand. Many "men" would not make it. I spent four weeks at the John F. Kennedy School for Wayward Boys when I was 19 and it damn near killed me.

THANK YOU for your service and giving the young ladies of today a great role model to look up to. Heaven knows they need it.

36 posted on 03/21/2008 1:48:39 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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HOO-RAH!

Congrats!!

37 posted on 03/21/2008 1:49:47 PM PDT by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations !!!!

We’d looked forward to our son being there now, post-PsyOp (enlisted) at Ft. Bragg, but he suffered a temporary physical disqualification and jump school is delayed, if not off the plate forever.

Good luck in all you do, and thank you for your service.


38 posted on 03/21/2008 1:53:44 PM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: kjenerette
Wow, and a FReeper babe to boot. ;)

Congratulations!

39 posted on 03/21/2008 1:54:13 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations.


40 posted on 03/21/2008 1:56:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: kjenerette

Oh, for crying out loud - Airborne school was a nap. Literally. First time in months I was allowed to sleep.

(Did you get blood wings)


41 posted on 03/21/2008 1:57:00 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: kjenerette
You have beauty, brains and guts! You're the best!

sw

42 posted on 03/21/2008 1:57:42 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: kjenerette

I thought you were retired?


43 posted on 03/21/2008 2:05:05 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Monkey spanking is cruel......)
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To: spectre; kjenerette

Ditto! Congratulations and God Bless you!!


44 posted on 03/21/2008 2:05:12 PM PDT by zoomie81 ( God Bless Our Military)
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To: kjenerette

You rock. Hooah.


45 posted on 03/21/2008 2:06:31 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: kjenerette

Kudos Katherine, I know that Van and your family are supre proud of you. Whoo hoo!


46 posted on 03/21/2008 2:06:42 PM PDT by 4CJ (Annoy a liberal, honour Christians and our gallant Confederate dead)
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To: patton

I Was waiting for someone to admit the truth. Airborne school is very easy. As long as you don’t get hurt by screwing up a PLF you’re home free. The PT is a joke.

before I get attacked, I got my wings in 1992. Back then the females didn’t get blood wings...If they do today I’m sure it’s behind closed-doors only.

Have fun in Iraq LT. I just did 15 months.

MAJ R


47 posted on 03/21/2008 2:07:17 PM PDT by strider44
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To: kjenerette

You are a great American!


48 posted on 03/21/2008 2:07:49 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: strider44

Hardest part of Airborne was the pummeling my knees took during ground week (all that feet-and-knees-together bunny hopping while waiting in line for the cable PLF trainer took its toll!). The PT was pretty easy, though, joint pain aside. The actual jumping was a blast. I had a pretty good time in ABN.

Where’d you do your tour in Iraq, sir?


49 posted on 03/21/2008 2:10:52 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Dude, where's my adrenaline?)
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To: kjenerette

GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE!


50 posted on 03/21/2008 2:12:10 PM PDT by a real Sheila (Just say NObama!)
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