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

Allen L. Boettcher
Allen L. Boettcher Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
VA-113 and USS Hancock Vietnam Veteran March 1967- March 1971
Anthony (Tony) Barker
Anthony (Tony) Barker Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
worked as and Aviation Aircraft Mechanic
Arthur Weaver
Arthur Weaver Class of 1991
Air Force, 15 Years
Ground Radio Maintenance
Carl webster
Carl webster Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years
A member of the US Army's Patriot missile system working with the Patriot launcher and Patriot radar. Services 15 years before getting medical retirement. Did 7 tours in South west Asia and 2 tours in Korea. I have been married for 26 years to my wife Gloria with 3 children and 1 grandchild
Craig Skembo
Craig Skembo Class of 1966
Air Force, 6 Years
Flew F-4 Phantoms in US and Germany.
David Cook
David Cook Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined prior to graduation and left for basic training in the fall of 1984. Served as a aircraft maintenance scheduler in Spain, Turkey, Korea and various bases stateside. Last duty station was McConnell AFB, KS. Retired in 2005.
David P. Bacca
David P. Bacca Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Grand Forks AFB, ND 460FIS 1972-1974 Castle AFB, CA 84FIS 1974-1977 Lowry AFB, CO Instructor 1978-1982 Tyndall AFB, FL 2nd AMU F-106/F15 RAF Lakenheath, UK March 1986-1989 Mountain Home AFB, ID 1989-1997 retired Boise City
Eric B. Snyder
Eric B. Snyder Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 11 Years
2d ANGLICO/2d SRIG/II MEF/FMFLant 2d ForRecon/2d SRIG/II MEF/ FMFLant "P" Btry 5/14
Erica Pechek
Erica Pechek Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years
Just returned from a 7 1/2 month deployment to the Middle East. I enjoy what I do.
Erica Pechek
Erica Pechek Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years
Interior Communications Electrician First Class I work with the ILARTS system and am the LPO of VLA on board the USS John C Stennis.
Gary Ballard
Gary Ballard Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
I served 25 years as an Army Aviator flying a variety of differant aircraft. Retired as a CW4/Chief Warrant Officer 4. I continue to serve as a contract flight instructor to the USAF.
Geoffrey Warnock
Geoffrey Warnock Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
USS Oriskany (CVA-34) USS Haddo (SSN-604) USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) CWO3/USN (Retired)
John K Pappas
John K Pappas Class of 1980
Air Force, 12 Years
I began my career 7 days out of high school. I started out as an Air Force policeman. Then I packaged hazardous materials. IO finally found my specialty. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare Technician. Also did NBC research.
Jon Gaetos
Jon Gaetos Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years
I joined the Marines shortly after graduating, My MOS was Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Specialist. I was stationed at MCAS Yuma AZ, and it is hot as Hell there. I have to say I loved every minute of my enlistment, especially the hard times. I miss it a lot. I miss being in charge of Marines, the yelling, the constant tension, uniform inspections, and most of all "my" Marines.
Ken Gunton
Ken Gunton Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
Four years Army active duty 66-70, as a Vietnamese linguist, voice intercept operator (ground and air), and language school instructor. After completing degree, was commissioned as a 1635 Naval Intelligence officer, up to retirement in 1989. Served in Viet Nam and Beirut combat zones.
Lynnette Meis
Lynnette Meis Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years
Buckley Air National Guard Base Aurora CO. Joined June 1975 right after high school. Was in Law Enforcement, Security Forces then became a First Sergeant. Air National Guard was a family tradition.
Mark Braun
Mark Braun Class of 1989
Air Force, 12 Years
Officer, United States Air Force stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska assigned to United States Strategic Command, Non-Kinetic Operations, Cyber Division
MaryAnn Rowe
MaryAnn Rowe Class of 1970
National Guard, 20+ Years
Served in Oregon Army National Guard 1883-1995; Michigan Army National Guard 1995-2010. Deployed for OIF and OEF?
Michael A. Parker
Michael A. Parker Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the Reserves 1981 (Infantry) Commissioned via ROTC 1983 (Colo State) Active duty 1985-2006 Air Defense, Military Intelligence (Counterintelligence), Acquisition Corps (Space ISR). Retired 2006 (LTC).
Michael D. Gentry
Michael D. Gentry Class of 1983
Air Force, 11 Years
TMDE Technician across all commands and around the globe.

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