Tenille LaTourrette, a pilot training officer, talks about love and leadership

If you're from Evergreen, Colorado —hundreds of feet uphill even from Denver, the Mile-High City—maybe your outlook on life just naturally takes wing. Tenille LaTourrette, an Evergreen native, ought to know. She—like her grandfather, father, and brother—is a pilot.

LaTourrette, United States Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade Pilot Training Officer at an E-6B TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) Squadron, will soon mark three years of military service. After completing Naval ROTC training at the University of Southern California, she went through flight school in Pensacola, Florida, and Enid, Oklahoma (where she earned her wings on September 7, 2001), and is now one of only three female E-6 pilots in the Navy.

March 3, 2003

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