Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Adam Patterson
Adam Patterson
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

Adam held a security position in his years in the Air Force. He spent time in Wyoming and then overseas before finishing his service in Montana.
Brian Jarvis
Brian Jarvis
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

stationed in New Oreans
Curt Cavazos
Curt Cavazos
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

United States Air Force: 21 Years. Gulf War - 1991, Kosovo 1999 and North Korean Nuclear Reactor Activation 2002.
Dennis J. Herron
Dennis J. Herron
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman (medic)
Dennis J. Herron II
Dennis J. Herron II
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman (medic) attached to Marine unit.
FRANK SENN
FRANK SENN
Class of 1988
Army, 19 Years

AIRBORNE INFANTRY
Gina Slamka
Gina Slamka
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

Joined the Air Force as an Arabic Linguist. Spent 18 months at DLI in Monterey, CA. Contrary to popular belief, Arabic is hard ;). Subsequently cross-trained into Vehicle Operations/Dispatch and was stationed at the 1849th EIS at McClellan AFB in Sacramento, CA.
Got out and spouse was transferred to Naples, Italy where we spent 4 years.
Transferred to Elkhorn Communications Site, a GSU of Offutt AFB in '97 and we've been here since.
Jack Beasley
Jack Beasley
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

I'm what's called Active Guard Reserve, which means I'm active duty, working for the Army National Guard. I've been all over the world, including one tour in Iraq. Currently, I'm the commander of the 91st Civil Support Team, which is a homeland defense asset, supporting local responders when dealing with terrorist use of chemical, biological, or radiological weapons.
Jimmy Jimenez
Jimmy Jimenez
Class of 1991
Army, 14 Years

SFC in the US Army currently serving in Iraq as a
Communications Chief
Jon Rohde
Jon Rohde
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Semper Fi
Kandice Mote-Stocum
Kandice Mote-Stocum
Class of 1992
Army, 14 Years

14 year Army Combat Veteran. Serving In Iraq for 18 months and currently still serving proudly
Lana Jennings
Lana Jennings
Class of 1994
Navy, 12 Years

Currently serving at Naval Training Center Great Lakes IL. I have been stationed all over the globe and still serving proudly.
Lance Spencer
Lance Spencer
Class of 2002
National Guard, 5 Years

Enlisted In september of 2002 and was deployed to Afghanistan in January 2007 to March 2008 as an infantryman.
Mark Martinez
Mark Martinez
Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years

US Navy Deep Sea Diver/ Expedirionary Warfare
Marvin Gardunio
Marvin Gardunio
Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years

Served at FT. Polk, LA. Honorable discharge as a disabled vet.
Michael Pixley
Michael Pixley
Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years

Army Infantry
Mike Rohde
Mike Rohde
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2nd Battalian 9th Marines - Persian Gulf, Panama, Okanawa

Semper Fi
Paul Buckley
Paul Buckley
Class of 1987
Navy, 3 Years

I am currently serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS CARL VINSON CVN-70. I also served 2 yrs on the USS ENTERPRISE.
Phillip Stevenson
Phillip Stevenson
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Phillip is currently embarking to the 15th MEU to set forward in Sept 06. He will be setting aside his day to day duties 2 continue to protect the UnitedStates
Robert Gutierrez
Robert Gutierrez
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

Intelligence Analyst
35F
Ronald Brown Jr
Ronald Brown Jr
Class of 1995
Air Force, 9 Years

Proudly serving in the Air Force for over nine years. I am a Air Traffic Controller and love my job and the fact I am serving my country
Ross Martin
Ross Martin
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Semper Fi
Terrence Abner
Terrence Abner
Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years

Served over in Korea for a year and then in Fort Carson CO.
Toph Rohde
Toph Rohde
Class of 1985
Air Force, 15 Years

Colonel, USAF Physician
vanessa chappell
vanessa chappell
Class of 2004
Air Force, 6 Years

Aviation resource managment aprentience
Vanessa Rodriguez
Vanessa Rodriguez
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Ammunition Technition

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Julian Arnaud
Class of '05

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Independence 30th Anniversary

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Our Independence High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Independence High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Glendale are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!