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

Amanda Waugh
Amanda Waugh Class of 2005
Air Force, 2 Years
I am a Medic for the USAF. I am stationed in Anchorage Alaska on Elmendorf AFB.
Andrew Guire
Andrew Guire Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years
served overseas in the War against Terrorsim.
andrew guire
andrew guire Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years
served ocerseas in the War against Terrorism. m1a1 abrams tanker crewmen.
Charles Baker Jr
Charles Baker Jr Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Chuck Clearman
Chuck Clearman Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years
Army Germany
Col Gary Shannon
Col Gary Shannon Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Colonel, USAF (Ret) Spacecraft Engineering R & D Manager LASER Weapons R & D Manager Missile Systems Development Officer
Daniel Spain
Daniel Spain Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
Retired US Army. Served in numerous locations in the US and overseas. Deployed to many conflicts and operations.
Deborah Lewis
Deborah Lewis Class of 1986
Navy, 19 Years
Logistics and Procrement Specialist/ E-6
Dexter Malone
Dexter Malone Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Computer Systems Operator
Dwight M. Jett, Jr.
Dwight M. Jett, Jr. Class of 1981
National Guard, 20+ Years
Currently serving with the 1169th Engineer Group, 1st CAV Division, Baghdad, Iraq. Probably the oldest AHS grad in a combat zone.
Gary Shannon
Gary Shannon Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Force ROTC: 1968 -- 1972 Active Duty Air Force: 1972 --1980, A F Systems Command Air Force Reserve: 1980 -- 2003, AF Research Lab Air Force Retired: 2003 -- Present
James Whitt
James Whitt Class of 1986
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Yeoman, Petty Officer 2nd Class
Jamie Tate
Jamie Tate Class of 2007
Army, 11 Years
Captain Tate is currently a Signal Corps officer serving at FT. Gordon Georgia.
Jasper Hand
Jasper Hand Class of 1972
Navy, 8 Years
Joe Burnett
Joe Burnett Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Communicatoins/Computer Operator. Stationed in Texas, Austrailia, Maine and New Jersey.
Joseph Vess
Joseph Vess Class of 2004
Army, 7 Years
Joined in July 2004. Became a Military Police Officer stationed in Fort Carson, CO where he deployed two times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, Tikrit, and Southeast Baghdad for a combined 27 months. Still currently serving as a US Army Recruiter in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Lonnie Woods
Lonnie Woods Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
Comm Center Specialist, Photojournalist, and driver for Commanding General
Mario D. Orr
Mario D. Orr Class of 1991
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation Machinist Mate. Specializing in logistics,ASF,and Aeronautical Engineering. Deployed overseas on 8 seperate occasions,fighting Global War on terrorism,Haiti relief,Desert Storm,Desret Shield,Operation Enduring Freedom,
Mary K. Self Bonilla
Mary K. Self Bonilla Class of 1973
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
In the Navy Nurse Corps for 25 years. Served as Director of Medical Department, OIC, AOIC
Michael Woodruff
Michael Woodruff Class of 2004
Navy, 2 Years
Been serving 2 year as a Fire Controlman ( FC)Currently fighting the War against Terrorism in classified locations.

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