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

Barbara Markham
Barbara Markham Class of 1991
Air Force, 16 Years
I am currently stationed at Redstone ARMY Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama. I have been stationed worldwide including Spain, Australia, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, Alabama, Panama, Puerto Rico, and various others. Served time overseas in OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/STORM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and currently OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
Beth Martin
Beth Martin Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years
Air Force Security Forces
Chasity Vails(VanFosson)
Chasity Vails(VanFosson) Class of 1991
Air Force, 3 Years
I was in the Air Force from August 1993-March 1996. My first and only assignment was at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. I was a personnel specialist. I served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. I've been a stay at home mom since separating and I've been married to my active duty Air Force husband since July 1994. We're currently stationed at Shriever AFB, Colorado.
Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones Class of 1999
Navy, 8 Years
Went to boot camp at Great Lakes, IL. Then went to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC. Got dropped from that program and went to Submarine School in Groton, CT. Stationed on the now decommissioned submarine, USS Hyamn G Rickover. Went back to sub school for LAN Administrator training. Currently stationed outside London, England.
David Michael Oelert
David Michael Oelert Class of 1990
Air Force, 20+ Years
22 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard. I was mechanic on the fuel systems of aircraft. KC-135, F-16. Disabled Veteran.
Deborah Schroeder (Bruner)
Deborah Schroeder (Bruner) Class of 1982
Air Force, 6 Years
Nurse Corps
Derek Burdloff
Derek Burdloff Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Air Traffic Controller for 20 years. Served off the Coast of Iraq 3 times. Also served in Souda Bay Crete Greece, Jacksonville Fl., Norfolk VA, Patuxent River Md.
Eric Lee
Eric Lee Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years
Army infantry, stationed at Fort Hood, Tx and Fort Polk, LA also served a year in Iraq from March '03-March ' out as an e-4(p)
Frank Males
Frank Males Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years
He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.
Jenna Maravillas
Jenna Maravillas Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years
Two time Iraq War Veteran. Been stationed in Washington, Georgia, and New York. Coming home at the end of 2008 to join the Illinois National Guard and finish school
Jenna Maravillas
Jenna Maravillas Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years
6 years served active duty. Currently serving in the Illinois National Guard. Two tours in combat in Iraq.
Luis Oliver
Luis Oliver Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years
Luis was an Air Traffic Controller serving in South Korea and up sate New York
Margaret LIfka
Margaret LIfka Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years
I Served at ATRC/CSCS in Dahlgren, Va as an Aegis Computer Network Technician. The complex missle system onboard Aegis Destroyer ships. One of the greatest experiences i have ever had.
Mark J. Peterson
Mark J. Peterson Class of 1982
Air Force, 10 Years
4 years in Special Operations at Pope AFB, NC,3 1/2 years in Zweibrucken, W GE, 3 years at Myrtle Beach, SC and 8 mos of that in Desert Shield/Storm.
Matt Trummel
Matt Trummel Class of 1996
Army, 9 Years
Chinook Instructor Pilot and Safety Officer.
Matt Trummel
Matt Trummel Class of 1996
Army, 8 Years
I am currently stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. I am a CW3 who flies CH-47 Chinooks. I am heading back to the states here in another month and will be moving down to AL to fly Hueys as a Med-evac pilot. I apologize to all of those whom I missed at our ten year reunion and look forward to catching up at the 15 or 20 year reunion. Take care ~ Matt
Sandra Butkus
Sandra Butkus Class of 1982
Army Reserves, 14 Years
Sandy Nacinovich (Butkus)
Sandy Nacinovich (Butkus) Class of 1982
Army, 18 Years
Nurse Corps
Steve Olson
Steve Olson Class of 1995
Air Force, 12 Years
Air Force Pilot. Currently stationed at Scott Air Force Base.
Todd Carnahan
Todd Carnahan Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired after 22 years in December 2005. Resides with family in Niceville, FL.

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Staci Stift
Class of '90

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