Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jeremiah Kennedy of Glacier

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jeremiah Kennedy of Glacier County, for his years in service in the United State Navy. 


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I wish to recognize veteran, Jeremiah Kennedy, for his years in service in the United State Navy.  Mr. Kennedy was inspired by his grandfather, the late Jerry Kennedy, who was also in the Navy during Vietnam and played a role in his decision of which branch to join.

     Mr. Kennedy joined the Navy and left for boot camp in June of 2007.  He then went on to an advanced training course to become an Aviation Ordnanceman, responsible for loading and building fighter jets with bombs and missiles, as well as maintaining all of the equipment that is used to transport those bombs and missiles from the magazines to the flight deck. 

    As an Aviation Ordnanceman, Mr. Kennedy was stationed aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. George Washington, which was sent out to replace the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, an aircraft carrier located in Yokosuka, Japan.  There, he remained in a forward deployed status, subject to being deployed anywhere in the world within 72 hours upon the President’s request.  Mr. Kennedy was stationed overseas in Japan, as well as nine other different countries, and he considers the chance to experience different ways of life and traditions a truly incredible opportunity.  After five years of service, Mr. Kennedy was honorably discharged from the Navy in June of 2012. 

     I want to express my deep gratitude to Mr. Kennedy for his dedication and service to our country.