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 Ritzco
Barbara Ritzco Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 13 Years
MCAS New River, Jax NC 94-99 NAS Oceana , Ocean VA 99-02 MCAS Miramar, San Diego CA 02-04 MCAS Beaufort, Beaufort SC 04-07 MCAS Iwakuni, Iwakuni Japan 05 Al Asad, Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom 06 MCAS Yuma, Yuma , AZ 07- present
Bill Evans
Bill Evans Class of 1990
Air Force, 12 Years
Served in Air Force as a Medical Laboratory Tech. Served at: Lackland AFB - 1993 Sheppard AFB - 1993-94 Eglin AFB - 94-95 Andrews AFB - 95-99 Sheppard AFB 99-03 - AF Lab Instructor Beale AFB - 03-06
Brian Westington
Brian Westington Class of 1992
Air Force, 14 Years
Currently teaching Aeromedical Evecuation at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas
Dan Jones
Dan Jones Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed at Minot N.D., Lakenheath Eng, Langley VA. Mather CA., Thule Greenland and Dover DE. Participated in Operation Just Cause and Desert Shield/Storm on Security Flying Team.
Deana Kilmer
Deana Kilmer Class of 1992
Air Force, 10 Years
Captain, Flight Nurse, Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, OEF, OIF veteran, McGuire AFB, NJ
Erin Marion
Erin Marion Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years
Military Intelligence - Berlin, Germany
George Grabania
George Grabania Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF IDMT (Independent duty medical technician).
George Grabania
George Grabania Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Jay Decker
Jay Decker Class of 1992
Army, 3 Years
19 kilo gunner
Jeff Jubinsky
Jeff Jubinsky Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist I actually loaded bombs...yes I said BOMBS
Joseph J. Brozina III
Joseph J. Brozina III Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
Secure Communications Specialist. Nukes in Nebraska, Bosnia Joint Task Force support, Traveled England, Germany, Italy, Egypt. Satellite communications in Texas, Presidential Communications support for Clinton and Bush. Retired by President Bush 2004.
Lauren Warner
Lauren Warner Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years
I am currently deployed overseas. I have 8 years in the Military and just reenlisted for 6.
Marian C Wojnarowski
Marian C Wojnarowski Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years
Stationed in Germany
Merle Sandly
Merle Sandly Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
26 Years in USAF, Retired MSgt, 22 years as a Logistcs Plans Specialist. 9 years oversea, all in Pacific Theater. Korea (twice), Philippines, Guam. Served in Japan, Alaska, New Jersey, New Mexico, (twice) and Washington DC
Merle Sandly
Merle Sandly Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Join US air Force on 30 Oct 1981. Will retire on 1 Nov 2007. Four years as a Material Facilities Spec, and 22 in the Logistics career field. Serve 9 years in various Pacific Tours. Serve in New Mexico, New Jersey and finishing in the DC
Rodney Stackhouse
Rodney Stackhouse Class of 1989
Army, 17 Years
Medically Retired in 2005. Served in Infantry and Armor units. Served as a Communications Chief, Infantry Squad Leader, Tank Commander, Supply Sergeant, and Platoon Sergeant served in Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-2003. Currently a civilian employee for the US ARMY
Ronald (Fred) Jones
Ronald (Fred) Jones Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years
Security Police USAF '74-'78 Langley AFB Va. '74-76 Rimini, Italy '76-78 Ellsworth AFB S.D. '78 Currently working for U.S. Government- 35 yrs. Firefighter/EMT/ Haz Mat Command
Sonya Badgley (Standefer)
Sonya Badgley (Standefer) Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
Transportation Corps Officer. Served two deployments OIF 06-08 and OIF 08-10. Once I'm back home again I'll be transferring over to the Texas National Guard out of Austin, TX.
thomas burns
thomas burns Class of 1974
Air Force, 18 Years
electronic tech

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