Green Light A Vet by Leslee Bullock

I interviewed Jennifer Prehara who is our Associate Manager here in Arizona as part of our participation with Green Light A Vet. I chose to interview Jennifer since she has served in the USMC for 6 years from 1995-2001 as a helicopter mechanic for the HMM-264 Black Knights Squadron. Jennifer worked on the CH-46 Sea Knight which is now a retired helicopter. The Ch-46 was around from Vietnam and was phased out in the early 2000’s by the V-22 Osprey. Jennifer comes from a long line of military family. Her father Gunnery Sergeant Prehara and her uncles were all in the USMC as well as Jennifer’s sister who was in the HMM-263 Squadron. Jennifer and her family have lived all over the US and her family finally settled down in AZ and Gunnery Sergeant Prehara became a recruiter for the US Armed Services. Green 3Jennifer thinks #GreenLightAVet is a great way to recognize our Veterans and honor them with our support of turning on a green light. All Veterans deserve to know that we do care and we honor them for their courageous and brave duties. Jennifer received an award for being the 1st female in her squadron. She also was able to fly a Cobra Helicopter which she enjoyed till she found out how much they cost and then was afraid of crashing it so she landed. Jennifer has also been able to drive a tank and served in Bosnia during the conflict and helped out with refugee evacuations. Jennifer is proud to serve and come from a family of service men and women. She is grateful for our country and all who serve. It was an honor to interview Jennifer and get to know all she has done for this great Nation. Bravo! I want to thank all the Veterans who have served and continue to serve. God Bless You! -Leslee Bullock