Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
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 Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years stationed in New Oreans
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 Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years Hospital Corpsman (medic)
Dennis J. Herron II Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years Hospital Corpsman (medic) attached to Marine unit.
FRANK SENN Class of 1988
Army, 19 Years AIRBORNE INFANTRY
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 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 Class of 1991
Army, 14 Years SFC in the US Army currently serving in Iraq as a Communications Chief
Jon Rohde Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years Semper Fi
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 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 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 Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years US Navy Deep Sea Diver/ Expedirionary Warfare
Marvin Gardunio Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years Served at FT. Polk, LA. Honorable discharge as a disabled vet.
Michael Pixley Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years Army Infantry
Mike Rohde Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 4 Years 2nd Battalian 9th Marines - Persian Gulf, Panama, Okanawa Semper Fi
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 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 Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years Intelligence Analyst 35F
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Independence 30th Anniversary
Please help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of IHS during our homecoming celebration on Nov 3, 2006.