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 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 Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years served overseas in the War against Terrorsim.
andrew guire Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years served ocerseas in the War against Terrorism. m1a1 abrams tanker crewmen.
Charles Baker Jr Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 6 Years 0621
Chuck Clearman Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years Army Germany
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
Deborah Lewis Class of 1986
Navy, 19 Years Logistics and Procrement Specialist/ E-6
Dexter Malone Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years Computer Systems Operator
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 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 Class of 1986
Coast Guard, 4 Years Yeoman, Petty Officer 2nd Class
Jamie Lynn Tate Class of 2007
Army, 7 Years 1LT in the 335th Signal Command. Currently deployed to Afghanistan.
Jasper Hand Class of 1972
Navy, 8 Years Boatswainsmate
Joe Burnett Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years Communicatoins/Computer Operator. Stationed in Texas, Austrailia, Maine and New Jersey.
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 Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years Comm Center Specialist, Photojournalist, and driver for Commanding General
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,
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.
Phillip Fontes Class of 1996
Army, 14 Years Army Electromagnetic Spectrum Manager
Robert C. Terry (Bud) Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years Submarine duty, served on 2 FBM missle submarines and 4 fast attack submarines. Retried as a Chief Petty Officer in 1994.
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