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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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To: kjenerette
Good afternoon.

Airborne All The Way!

Michael Frazier

51 posted on 03/21/2008 2:12:51 PM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations, Lieutenant!


52 posted on 03/21/2008 2:13:35 PM PDT by 50mm (:-O :-o - :-| ZZZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzz)
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To: strider44

I got the gig pit every day - never could shine boots.

LOL.


53 posted on 03/21/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: kjenerette
My father-in-law was airborne; fought in the Philippines with 503rd PIR.

I've made one jump in my life, and, trembling my way to the door, I was more scared than I can ever remember being.

My wife has gotten MUCH better, over the decades at hiding the fact that, despite my years in fast attack submarines, I'll never compare to her father in her eyes (and she's right.) Congratulations and deep thanks, Ma'am.

54 posted on 03/21/2008 2:18:51 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: jude24

Congratulations....I have a friend who just graduated from Alabama in Dec with a degree in nursing and after much thought, decided she wanted to serve her country (her dad is a retired USCG Admiral)....so she called the AF and the Navy - and ended up joining the Navy as a Nurse - should be starting training in May....and on top of it, hopes to deploy....I’m proud of her, you and all our young people who serve this great nation....


55 posted on 03/21/2008 2:20:16 PM PDT by BamaDi (John McCain.....not my first choice but the alternative is unacceptable!)
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To: patton

Were you over the age of 39 and had given birth to 4 children before you went through Airborne?


56 posted on 03/21/2008 2:22:20 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Ask me again tomorrow.)
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To: jude24

Yeah, I don’t like heights much myself, either. But I wouldn’t be opposed to going to the school and getting my wings, and getting to wear them for the rest of my career. I’m not going to lie, I would feel nervous! There’s also Air Assault School. Only ten days, but some say it’s the hardest training in the Army (outside of maybe SF and Ranger schools). But you need a lot of upper body strength for that. My understanding is that Airborne School is pretty easy, you just need the intestinal fortitude for the five jumps from 1,250 feet. At that altitude, it’s not too scary. It’s a lot more scary at far lower altitudes.


57 posted on 03/21/2008 2:24:08 PM PDT by tlj18 (Governor Sarah Palin for Vice President!)
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To: Kirkwood

Yes, why?


58 posted on 03/21/2008 2:28:12 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: kjenerette
"They are the best!"

So are you! Thank you so much for your service ... my family holds you in high regard.

59 posted on 03/21/2008 2:28:22 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: kjenerette

Graduated from Airborne Training in the summer of 1974 while in ROTC. For anyone with any kind of coordination and even a bit athletic, it wasn’t all that difficult. Once you got through the 60-90 of PT and running in the early morning, it was a lot of fun especially watching - or hearing - guys count to four while jumping out of the tower and not having all their harness straps properly adjusted.

I could have gone through Airborne training when I was 45 and have made it easily.

While this woman may be older than most students, it’s not that big of a deal.


60 posted on 03/21/2008 2:29:51 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations from the Republic of Panama, Chica.

Keep us informed/posted.


61 posted on 03/21/2008 2:29:57 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: kjenerette

Jenerette = Hatteras


62 posted on 03/21/2008 2:31:46 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: bert

Jenerette = Charleston


63 posted on 03/21/2008 2:33:15 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations, Lieutenant! Very well done!


64 posted on 03/21/2008 2:33:39 PM PDT by CDB (Goebbels would be proud of the DBM's propaganda techniques. PT Barnum would be, too.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Dude it’s her......


65 posted on 03/21/2008 2:33:47 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: kjenerette

Thank you, your smile says it all. Godspeed.


66 posted on 03/21/2008 2:38:38 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: kjenerette

Congrats. I bet you could kick Private Benjamin's ass!

-ccm

67 posted on 03/21/2008 2:42:45 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: patton
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)

I slept like a baby too - but the 0330hrs wake-ups seemed to happen no sooner than I closed my eyes.

I'm supposed to get my 'blood wings' after my 'cherry jump' with my unit next month...no sweat compared to what I have been through in life!

I must admit a 'pucker factor' of at least 9.5...but, exiting a C130 probably is close to the 2d best feeling a human being can experience in this lifetime!

Airborne!

Katherine

www.jenerette.com/paratrooper

68 posted on 03/21/2008 2:44:32 PM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.com - U.S. Army Desert Storm)
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations!


69 posted on 03/21/2008 2:45:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
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. . . . . .

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.

Ditto.

70 posted on 03/21/2008 2:47:19 PM PDT by pilipo (I am officially a man without a country.)
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To: kjenerette

I salute you LT from a USN Chief! Thank you so much for joining this important group and congrats on finishing that tough school. Take care of yourself out there Ma’am!!!!


71 posted on 03/21/2008 2:49:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: SeaHawkFan; kjenerette

LOL! This “woman” is kjenerette.


72 posted on 03/21/2008 2:50:59 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: kjenerette

Awesome! Congrats and thanks for your service!


73 posted on 03/21/2008 2:52:02 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: kjenerette

Congratulations very much - my black hat used to say he divorced his first wife, because she was a leg...LOL

The first jump was easy, as I recall. The second scared the snot out of me - I remembered what happened the first time!


74 posted on 03/21/2008 2:52:44 PM PDT by patton (cuiquam in sua arte credendum)
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To: kjenerette

Congrats Katherine and thanks for serving your country.
Killer babes from Above, I love it.
Still, it’s not like you were a Marine after all.

Ooooorah!
Semper Fi.
Tet68.


75 posted on 03/21/2008 2:58:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Wage Slave

Good luck to your son he’ll do fine. It’s a tough school especially if you’re not Army.


76 posted on 03/21/2008 2:59:43 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: kjenerette

God bless you and thank you for your service!


77 posted on 03/21/2008 3:00:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: kjenerette

Well done, Thornbird :-)


78 posted on 03/21/2008 3:02:49 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kjenerette
See one thirty rolling down the strip

brakes locked up and the sucker flipped.

Congratulations Katherine!!

79 posted on 03/21/2008 3:06:45 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagon)
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To: jazusamo
Thanks!

Seems like we both like the fine idea/quote of John Stewart Mill!

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

Katherine Jenerette Veterans Day 1998 Speech

Thanks again!

http://www.jenerette.com/desertstorm/veterans_day/speech.html

Katherine

80 posted on 03/21/2008 3:15:10 PM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.com - U.S. Army Desert Storm)
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To: kjenerette

God Bless

Prayers Up

Salute


81 posted on 03/21/2008 3:26:50 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: All
Here is the YouTube link for her South Carolina run...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQpV_FhD4PM

Thank you for your service Katherine.

82 posted on 03/21/2008 3:37:55 PM PDT by SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch (“In the beginning there was nothing...and then it exploded!”)
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To: kjenerette; smoothsailing
It seems so and that's an excellent speech!

This saying is true today...but you and I must sound the wake-up call to a new generation of Americans that Freedom is not Free! We have to make it happen...and each generation has to make it happen...Spread the word and pass the torch of freedom...

Thank you for spreading the word and passing the torch of freedom.

God Bless you and your family!

83 posted on 03/21/2008 3:39:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: kjenerette

Bravo Zulu! Congrats to you for your wings....


84 posted on 03/21/2008 4:26:03 PM PDT by Maigrey (Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus --- Hogwarts Motto)
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To: kjenerette

Awesome.

2/508 PIR, 82nd Abn Div 1980-84

Welcome to the club. I make a pilgrimage about every 5 years to Ft. Kackalacki, hope to see you there some day.


85 posted on 03/21/2008 4:29:19 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: mad_as_he$$
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.

Thank you for your kind comments - I always thought that you guys from the 'John F. Kennedy School for Wayward Boys' at Bragg were our role models. It's strange how time's have changed; but you all were out there in the front when it was pretty rough to say the least. (My husband's 1st assignment was with 1SFG(SAFASIA) out of Infantry OCS, '72.

Thanks again!

Katherine

86 posted on 03/21/2008 5:23:45 PM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.com - U.S. Army Desert Storm)
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To: kjenerette

I’ll bet she can kick the haughty John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam, around the block.


87 posted on 03/21/2008 5:32:44 PM PDT by Mogollon (Vote straight GOP for congress....our only protection against Obama-Clinton, or McCain.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
I could have gone through Airborne training when I was 45 and have made it easily. While this woman may be older than most students, it’s not that big of a deal.

You're probably right; but, I didn't want to wait until I was 45. It was enough of a challenge at the 'tender' age of 39-years old. The woman 'part' does offer certain advantages when it come to the harness; etc. (Ouch!)

Anyway, thanks - I was 6-years old when you went thru Jump School in 1974 and like you - I did have fun at Benning, even during the morning PT runs!

Airborne!

Katherine

www.jenerette.com

88 posted on 03/21/2008 5:36:13 PM PDT by kjenerette (www.jenerette.com - U.S. Army Desert Storm)
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To: Mogollon; kjenerette
the haughty John Kerry, who served in Viet Nam,

Kerry served in Viet Nam? I didn;t know



Congratulations Lieutenant
89 posted on 03/21/2008 5:43:24 PM PDT by smug (smug for President; Your only real hope)
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To: kjenerette; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; Abbeville Conservative; ...
South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. | Remove me from the list.
90 posted on 03/21/2008 6:13:43 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword: folding)
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To: kjenerette
Play some Freebird!

-PJ

91 posted on 03/21/2008 6:19:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: kjenerette

:)Classic US Airborne Cadence-’Then a Recruiter Came To Me’.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JgTdpLA3qs&mode=related&search=


92 posted on 03/21/2008 6:20:16 PM PDT by fatima
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To: kjenerette

PS,you look very pretty,God Bless,Fatima


93 posted on 03/21/2008 6:21:17 PM PDT by fatima
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To: kjenerette

Good on you Katherine.

Now go kick some terrorist ass!!


94 posted on 03/21/2008 7:05:55 PM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: kjenerette
Thank you.

5.56mm

95 posted on 03/21/2008 7:07:51 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kjenerette
My time was nothing. There are many more who paid a much heavier price.

BTW I still think there is something wrong with jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft. I was and still am a lousy chute load. I was well over 200 lbs. when just out of high school - without gear. Made for a fast ride.

Thanks again.

96 posted on 03/21/2008 7:48:29 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: kjenerette; jazusamo
Wonderful words. Your courage and honor are beyond any humble thoughts from me.

I leave you with a quote, that rings true today and always must...

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan

97 posted on 03/21/2008 7:58:45 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: kjenerette

You are awesome! Congraulations on completing jump school and thank you for your service to me and to my family.


98 posted on 03/21/2008 8:00:28 PM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; kjenerette

Here’s a FReeper we can all be proud of. Do you think the Canteen would be interested?


99 posted on 03/21/2008 8:57:20 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
 
Welcome home, Katherine!
 

100 posted on 03/21/2008 9:25:38 PM PDT by littlehouse36
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