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

mark travis
mark travis
Class of 1975
Navy, 14 Years

boiler tech,oil king
stationed: uss america,uss coontz,uss ashlad
shore duty at kingsbay ga.
Melissa Torres
Melissa Torres
Class of 1998
Army, 6 Years

I was an Ammunition Specialist for 4 years and a Military Intelligent Specialist for 2 years. I was medically discharged in Jan 06. Now I am a disabled veteran.
Michael Boss
Michael Boss
Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years

United States Navy
Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

My "Tour of Duty" was: 4 Sept 1973 through
30 Sept 1993. I retired @ the Rank of MSgt. (E-8)/ MOS: 0491. I started out in the "Air Wing" working w/ the F-4J's, and then served a tour of "Marine Security Guard Duty" (U.S. Dept of State), assigned to AmEmb-Madrid, Spain. After pulling a tour of Embassy Duty, I had transferred to the Ground Force(s), in the Logistics Occ Field.
I was also deployed w/ the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) of the Landing Force - U.S. Sixth Fleet (LF6F) while stationed @ Camp Lejeune, NC. I also made four (4) deployments to Korea, during my two (2) tours of duty in Okinawa, Japan. "I, personally, Salute all U.S. Military Veterans" of the NFA Alumni, who had Honorably served! Semper Fi. Hernandez USMC.
Michael Moskowitz
Michael Moskowitz
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

USNR for more than 26 yrs. Currently deployed overseas in the War on Terrorism!
Nancy E. Gonzalez-Charleston
Nancy E. Gonzalez-Charleston
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army (Active Component) 02/1985-08/1992
Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) 08/1993-02/1993
Oklahoma Army National Guard (ARNG) 02/1993-02/1996
Army Reserves (TPU) 02/1996-05/1997
Army Guard Reserves (Active Reservist) 06/1997-02/2010
Officially retires 1 Mar 2010 with 21 years 22 days Active Federal Service, and 4 years and 8 months of Honorable Reserve Time.
Pamela (King) Zayas
Pamela (King) Zayas
Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years

Admin Specialist at Nellis AFB from 1978-1982. Lived in Saudi Arabia 10 years as a civilian contractor.
Patrick Hazard
Patrick Hazard
Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years

Served in the 2ACR while deployed to Haiti in 95 and Bosnia in 97. Served as a DS at Ft Sill from 99 - 01.
Paul L Baker
Paul L Baker
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

ARMY "BE ALL YOU CAN BE"
Peter A. Berkowsky
Peter A. Berkowsky
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Commissioned at OTS (1967). OSI Special Agent (1968-71). AF Intelligence Reserve (1973-75). AF JAG Reserve (1975-98). Returned to active duty for Desert Storm (1991). Air War College (1992). Retired as Colonel (1 June 1998). Highest decoration: Legion of Merit.
Peter Baumann
Peter Baumann
Class of 1965
Army, 9 Years

SSG E-6
Germany 1966-69
Viet Nam 1970-71
Pentagon 1971-74
Peter Baumann
Peter Baumann
Class of 1965
Army, 9 Years

Served in VietNam, 1970-71, Germany 1966-69 as well as the Pentagon, 1970. Promoted to SSG E-6 in less than two years.
Reynold R. Randolph
Reynold R. Randolph
Class of 1967
National Guard, 20+ Years

N.Y. Air National Guard
Richard Sheppard
Richard Sheppard
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

I retired in 2005 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 30 years. I flew Blackhawk helicopters and served in combat in Grenada 1983 and Iraq in 2003. I live in Florida
Richard Welling
Richard Welling
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry Officer Basic; Airborne-Ranger; 2-36 Infantry, 1st Bde, 3AD, Kirchgoens, Germany '72-'77: Support Platoon Leader, S-4, Commander, Co. C; Infantry Advanced Course '77; switched to Armor '78; S-4 1/2 Cav, 2d AD, Ft Hood, TX, Commander HHC, 2AD '78-'80; Nuclear Weapons Officer, Individual Ready Reserve '81-'91.
SandybPfeffer
SandybPfeffer
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Security Forces, Paralegal and First Sergeant.
Sean B. McCarthy
Sean B. McCarthy
Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years

4 years 4 months, US Army S.F., Airborne School, Air Assault School, Battalion Training NCO, Ft Benning, Ft Bragg, Germany, Ft Campbell Ky
Tammy Ponder
Tammy Ponder
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Great Experience!
Lived in Karlsruhe, Germany for two years.
Tammy Ponder
Tammy Ponder
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

I served from 1981 - 1985
72nd Signal Batallion
Ft. Dix - Ft Devins - Ft Gordon - Karlsruhe, Germany - Ft. Hood
Thomas j. Tobin
Thomas j. Tobin
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

Military police, missile security, etc.

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Matthew Napoli
Class of '09

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Our Newburgh Free Academy 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 Newburgh Free Academy High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Newburgh are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!