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

Amanda (Jinks) Elliston
Amanda (Jinks) Elliston Class of 1998
Army, 3 Years
Parachute Rigger for 11TH QM Co, 82nd Airborne Div. AIRBORNE!
Bonnie (Herl) Bouey
Bonnie (Herl) Bouey Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
Navy Nurse Corps
Brandon M. Case
Brandon M. Case Class of 2008
Army, 6 Years
Serving from 2010 to present. Currently a Sergeant stationed at Fort Bragg. Formerly stationed in Germany and deployed to Afghanistan for "Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brett Coffman
Brett Coffman Class of 1992
Army, 17 Years
Chief Warrant Officer Two serving a Network Technicain with the 4th BCT 25th INF Bde stationed at Ft. Richardson Alaska. Currnetly deployed to FOB Salerno Afghanistan.
Brian Deno
Brian Deno Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
I Joined the Air Force in Feb 1986 and haven't looked back since. I've been stationed at: Luke AFB, AZ Soesterber AB, The Netherlands Mountain Home AFB, ID Osan AB, Republic of South Korea Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
BRIAN R. LANKERD Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years
Brian R. Lankerd
Brian R. Lankerd Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years
Stationed 2 Yrs in Augsburg, Germany in a Field Artillary Unit Stationed 1 Yr at Ft. Dix, NJ in a training unit as an Supply Sgt. GOD BLESS all those troops serving our great country at this time. They are the TRUE HEROES!!!
Carl J Blankenburg
Carl J Blankenburg Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years
Fire Control Radar Technician Missiles 2nd class (FTM2) Served aboard two Terrier-Class ships: Guided Missile cruiser USS Worden CG-18 and the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Faragut DDG-37
Celena Oliver (Weever)
Celena Oliver (Weever) Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Celena was stationed in 29 Palms, CA and she worked on unmanned spy planes. She served her country proud for 5 years. She now works for a major software company, has a wonderful son and resides on the west coast. Job Well Done. Proud of U
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez Class of 1999
Navy, 7 Years
Great Lakes boot camp/ Great Lakes, IL-6/1999-8/1999 Nuclear Field A School, Electrician's Mate 9/1999-3/2000 (class 9952-M)/ Goose Creek, SC Nuclear Field Power School 4/2000-10/2000(class 0004)/Goose Creek, SC Nuclear Protype Training Unit 11/2000-5/2001 (class 0004)/Ballston Spa, NY USS Enterprise CVN-65, Reactor Electrical division 6/2001-4/2005/Norfolk, VA Fleet Training Command 5/2005-8/2006/Norfolk, VA
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez Class of 1999
Navy, 7 Years
Rate/Rank at time of discharge: EM(N)1 Schools: Naval Training Command Great Lakes, IL 6/99-8/99 EM 'A' school NNPTC Charleston, SC 9/99-3/00 Naval Nuclear Power School NNPTC Charleston, SC 6/00-10/01 Nuclear Protoype Training Unit (NPTU) Ballston Spa, NY 11/01-5/01 Commands: USS Enterprise CVN-65 Norfolk, VA 6/01-4/05 Fleet Training Command Norfolk 5/01-8/06
Daniel LeBarre
Daniel LeBarre Class of 1984
Army, 4 Years
Pershing II Nuclear Missle Specialist Fort Sill, Okla. Neu-Ulm, Germany
David Phillips
David Phillips Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years
1973rd Communications Squadrom Lackland AFB TX, Fort Monmouth NJ, Maxwell AFB, AL
Derek Quinn
Derek Quinn Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years
I started my military career on active duty and then went to the Army Reserve. Spent my last 19 years in the National Guard. I retired in 2013 with 28 years.
Dick Stanley
Dick Stanley Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years
Served in the Viet Nam era
Don Vire
Don Vire Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as a Colonel after commanding the largest Army Dental Activity during Desert Storm.
Doug Deno
Doug Deno Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Avionics Technician, 1988-1994, VMA 214 Blacksheep 1991-'92
Jacob Paul Shemelia
Jacob Paul Shemelia Class of 2004
Air Force, 4 Years
Served in Security Forces.
james d. barker
james d. barker Class of 1969
National Guard, 20+ Years
I served three + years active duty Air Force, then 29+ years in the Michigan Air National Guard here in Battle Creek.
Janetta (Weever) Ellis
Janetta (Weever) Ellis Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Janetta is a former United States Marine and due to an injury received was given an Honorable Discharge. She loved her job of being a Bulk Fuels Specialist. She is married to a Marine who will be retiring next year. She has 2 wonderful boys and currently resides in Maryland.

Classmates Spotlight

Pennfield High School Classmates

Sunny (sonja) Swanson
Class of '64

Alumni Stories

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School News

New Book by Pennfield Alum

US Army Major Alex Corbin, class of 1990, recently published a book titled, The History of Camp Tracy: Japanese WWII POW...
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