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
James "JR" Perkins Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years Served 20 years from June 6, 1978 to July 1, 1998. Had assignments at: Dyess AFB in Abilene, TX (Nov 78- Jan 81); RAF Mildenhall England (Jan 81- Jan 84); Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM (Jan 84- July 88); Tonopah Test Range, NV with the F-117 Stealth Fighter (July 88- July 91); Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ (july 91- retirement). During my assignment at Holloman AFB, NM I was deployed to Egypt for six months. I retired with the rank of E-7 which is Master Sergeant. I do not regret one second of my military career and would do it over again in a heartbeat. It was truly an honor to serve my country.
Jon Tamayo Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years After leaving Blanco I attended Texas A&M University for three years before packing it in. I worked several places before finally joining the Navy in 1988. I have been stationed in San Diego, CA; Great Lakes, IL: Mare Island, CA; and Norfolk, VA. ... After leaving Blanco I attended Texas A&M University for three years before packing it in. I worked several places before finally joining the Navy in 1988. I have been stationed in San Diego, CA; Great Lakes, IL: Mare Island, CA; and Norfolk, VA. I first went to sea on the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 during Desert Shield/Storm. We later did operations during Kosovo in 1992. I was a part of the commisioning crew of the USS Bataan LHD-5 and a part of its maiden voyage to the Mediteratian and Red Seas. My last ship was the USS Trenton LPD-14 which we decommisioned and sold to the INS (Indian Navy.) I am currently stationed with COMOPTEVFOR where new technology, systems, and ships are tested before being released to the fleet. The Navy has been very rewarding for me and I would not change my decision to enlist. The Navy is catalyst for meeting my wife. (I was set up by a Navy buddy 19 years ago.) We have three beautiful (and hard headed children.)
Joshua Brenner Class of 1997
Navy, 4 Years Enlisted Oct '99. Advanced Electronics Technical Core School & FC "A" school. Mark 92 Mod 2 and Mod 6 schools. Served on the USS Hawes (FFG 53) Norfolk, VA. Participated in NATO Exercise STRONG RESOLVE 02 in the Baltic Sea and later, deployed to the Mediterranean Sea with the HARRY S. TRUMAN Carrier Strike Group, where HAWES served as the U.S. representative to Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean during Operations ACTIVE ENDEAVOR and IRAQI FREEDOM. Honorably Discharged Sep 2003.
Mike Nielsen Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years AMMO. IYAAYAS! I work with munitions for the USAF. I love my job and I work with some really great folks. Been all around the world and spent the majority of my career in Europe. Hope to retire back in Texas some day....
Patrick Jonas Class of 1990
Air Force, 16 Years Career Field: Ammo Assignments: Andersen Air Base, Guam 93-95; Cannon AFB, New Mexico 95-97; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany 97-01; Dyess AFB Texas 01-Present IYAAYAS
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