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

Al Ostapowicz
Al Ostapowicz Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
Served from 1970-1974. Stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, (Air Force Communication System (AFCS) , Campion Air Force Station outside of Galena, Alaska, Vandenberg AFB, California (SAC Missile Base.
Amanda Billy (NADRATOWSKI)
Amanda Billy (NADRATOWSKI) Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years
Air Defense Artillery
Air Force, 4 Years
Chris Chilton
Chris Chilton Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years
1st of 134Field Artillery
Air Force, 20+ Years
An intelligence analyst for 20+ years with the USAF, the NSA and CIA. Worked, lived and played in 27 countries around the world. Served tours in Europe with two in Germany and one in the UK. Three tours in the Far East in Tokyo, Okinawa and Thailand.
Giuseppe Calderaro
Giuseppe Calderaro Class of 1960
Army, 14 Years
Us Army 1961-1965. re entered 1989, transferd to Air force 1994. Member of the 1st, old Ironside, tank div.; 3rd infantry div.; Setaf Commend. 40th infantry div.; 144 air lift wing. Staf Sargent.
James Sabat
James Sabat Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
2 years active duty plus 4 years National Guard. Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Company Commander
Lee Schulz
Lee Schulz Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
Worked in air traffic
mark williams
mark williams Class of 1986
Air Force, 18 Years
18yrs sofar
Paul Burik
Paul Burik Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
Served in Vietnam 69-70. Heavy Helicopter (Tarhe)
RONALD KAISER Class of 1964
Air Force, 3 Years
Joined 1965 Dover AFB early out 1967 8 years Air Force Reserve
steve szabo
steve szabo Class of 1972
Navy, 9 Years
Served in the Navy and am a Vietnam Era Vet. I was stationed at Naval Air Station Coronado, where I was assigned to the Boats and Docks division. I was there for one year, when I was then transferred to Sea Duty aboard the USS Leonard F. Mason DD-852 that was attached to Destroyer Sqoudron 7. During the two years aboard her, I went on 3 Western Pacific Cruises, that included, Hawaii, Guam, Midway Island, Subic Bay in the Phillipines, and Tokyo Japan, and Yokasuka Japan, and also Hong Kong, China, when Hong Kong was still a republic of Britain thru a 100 year lease that has since been given back to China. While on board my job classification was one of a Fireman/DamageControl/HullMaintenanceTech/Welder..After I was discharged I finished serving out my three year reserve duty and then in 1984 re-enlisted and was then classified as a SeaBee with the rate of a UtilitiesMan with a second class petty officers rank of E-5..I was Honorably Discharged twice under Honorable conditions. I am very proud of my service to the United States of America and the United States Navy and will always cherish the time that I gave in support to our great country..
Steve Szabo
Steve Szabo Class of 1972
Navy, 9 Years
Spent first year at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado California from October 1972 till October 1973 when my orders came down that I was being transferred to the USS Leonard F. Mason DD-852 that I spent two years on from October of 1973 until August of 1975 when I was flown from Yokasuka Japan back to the states where I was Honorably Discharged in San Diego California. I received my final discharge papers after serving active reserve for another three years. I then joined the Naval reserves in 1987 and was discharged once again after serving another 3 years of service to our Great country. I say Thank You to ALL who have served this Great country of ours. May God always Bless our United States of America..
Tiffany Ware
Tiffany Ware Class of 1997
Air Force, 15 Years
Mechanical Engineer, Program Manager
Victor Faraci
Victor Faraci Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years
Served as a classified document courier, did a tour in Vietnam, a tour at SAC Headquarters, a tour in a pilot training squadron, and an assignment at the military induction/enlistment station in Kansas City, Missouri

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