Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Aaron Hobbs
Aaron Hobbs Class of 2000
Air Force, 6 Years
Joined the Air Force after high school been deployed 2 times in the war zone for Iraq. 188th Fighter Wing Fort Smith, Ar
Alan Owens
Alan Owens Class of 1980
Army, 17 Years
Active duty Army, currently deployed, in support of OIF 09-10, as the Communications Chief/Adviser for a Military Transition Team (MiTT). (1992-Present) Served 7 yrs in the 188th TAC FTR GP, Ft. Smith, as a Security Policeman.(1985-1992)
Amanda E. Nielsen
Amanda E. Nielsen Class of 1997
Air Force, 4 Years
US Air Force, disabled, Operation Enduring Freedom
Brandon Jones
Brandon Jones Class of 1995
National Guard, 11 Years
Munitions System Craftsman, 2 Tours in Iraq, Now with 188th FW Munitions, current rank is TSgt E-6
Carl E. Valentine
Carl E. Valentine Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Served from 1980 - 2003. Retired as a Chief Petty Officer.
Donald Cotta
Donald Cotta Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation ordnance tech. retired chief warrant officer. In country Viet Nam Vet.
dustin shipman
dustin shipman Class of 1991
Air Force, 3 Years
Participated in operation deny flight over Bosnia, as a member of 555 fighter squadron in aviano Italy. F-16 avionics attack control system specialist Secondary job as ground crew during flight ops.
Heath Peters
Heath Peters Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years
I am a tank gunner and I am currently preparing to go to Iraq for my second time :( haha
Jack Acord
Jack Acord Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years
Deployed to Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam in 1969. Served with MCB-128 (Seabee's) close to the DMZ. I was really glad to get home.
Jay Stephenson
Jay Stephenson Class of 1982
Army, 4 Years
Fort Carson, Colorado Germany 1984-85
Jim Acord
Jim Acord Class of 1971
Navy, 2 Years
Jim Acord
Jim Acord Class of 1970
Navy, 2 Years
Sea Bees
Joe D. King
Joe D. King Class of 1963
Air Force, 5 Years
tech computers,radar
John W. Ryan
John W. Ryan Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years
Served 2 years in VietNam on Aircraft Carrier
Josh Bennett
Josh Bennett Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 1 Years
I decided to join the Marine Corps because they are the best and I wanted to serve my country. I am currently stationed at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina.
Josh Bennett
Josh Bennett Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 1 Years
I am a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonviile, North Carolina. I am a warehouse clerk for Maintanence BN.
Justin Pugh
Justin Pugh Class of 2005
Army, 10 Years
I miss the service.
Linda Bennett-Smith
Linda Bennett-Smith Class of 1971
Navy, 3 Years
Stationed at El Toro Marine Base in Santa Ana, CA. Worked in the Navy Suppy Divison.
Michael Gaither
Michael Gaither Class of 1971
Navy Reserves, 3 Years
Michael W. Shelly
Michael W. Shelly Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Service YR's 69 - 90. Assignments, Ft. Polk, LA., Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD., Okinawa, Japan, Cam Ranh Bay, Viet Nam, Ft. Carson, CO., Heilbronn, Germany, Ft. Lee, VA., Camp Zama, Japan, Ft. Knox, KY.

Classmates Spotlight

Alma High School Classmates

Cliff Westphal
Class of '88

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