Tehachapi High School Alumni

Tehachapi, California (CA)

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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

Bill Harris
Bill Harris
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1976 as a security policeman with assignments at Pease AFB, NH (76-79); Osan AB, Korea (80-81); Fairchild AFB, WA (81-83). Cross-trained into the Air Force History Program in June 1981 and served as historian at Ellsworth AFB, SD (83-84); RAF Alconbury, England (84-88); George AFB, CA (88-90); RAF Bentwaters, England (90-93); RAF Lakenheath, England (93-00); retired Aug 00. Entered DoD civil service Sep 2000 (historian) at Andersen AFB, Guam, Hickam AFB, HI, Ramstein AB, Germany, and Barksdale AFB, LA. Deployed to Turkey during Operation Desert Storm and to Silopi, Turkey and Zakho, Iraq during Provide Comfort. Deployed to Italy and Sarajevo during Operation Deny Flight and later Joint Endeavor in 94 and 97. Deployed to Cervia, Italy during Allied Force (Kosovo). Served as part of JTF staff on USS Mt Whitney during JTF Lebanon (06) and deployed to the CAOC at Al Udeid, Qatar, for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (08). Now serving as command historian at Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale AFB, LA.
Brant Lewter
Brant Lewter
Class of 2007
Coast Guard, 1 Years

Making our Coast a drug free place and helping save any one who needs saved at sea.
Celeste (Barnes) Gomez
Celeste (Barnes) Gomez
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

Ship Firefighter (Damage Controlman)
Cory Friedt
Cory Friedt
Class of 2007
Army, 6 Years

25th infantry div.
2x Iraq war veteran
Erica Garcia
Erica Garcia
Class of 1998
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. 1998-2003
Eugene Morin
Eugene Morin
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired as a CWO 3
George Griese
George Griese
Class of 1982
Marine Corps Reserve, 4 Years

MCRD platoon 3082, 7th Marine assault fuel unit, Bakersfield, Ca.
George Heath
George Heath
Class of 1989
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Dec of 1989. Currently a CWO3 stationed in San Pedro, CA
James H. Brown
James H. Brown
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 7 1/2 Enlisted, highest rank Staff Sergeant and Selected for Officer Candidate School graduating and commissioned Mar 1958 as 2nd Lt. Served in London, England; Several Bases in the US, one tour in Thailand (1968). Spent most of his time in Legal Administration, Personnel Management, Accounting and Finance, Auditing and Teaching. Spent considerable amount of his service time either in the classroom receiving his BBA (Univ of Okla 1964) and MBA (Mich State Univ 1968 and just prior to retirement was running the Applied Military Comptrollership Course at Sheppard AFB, TX. Retired May 1972 at the rank of Major.
Jay L. Austin
Jay L. Austin
Class of 1977
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO/ENG4)
Jay L. Austin
United States Coast Guard (Retired)
Date Of Service: Enlisted June 10th 1977 - Retired July 1st 2003.
Chief Warrant Officer Commission - June 1st 1993
Units:
U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center, Alameda CA, Boot Camp, Nov 1977 - Jan 1978
U.S. Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation Station, Middletown CA, Jan 1978 - Nov 1978
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center, Yorktown VA, Machinery Technician “A” School Nov 1978 - Mar 1979
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BITT, Valdez AK, May 1979 - Oct 1981
U.S. Coast Guard Station Rio Vista CA, Small Boat Engineer, Engineer Petty Officer, Nov 1981 - Jun 1984
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center Yorktown VA, Instructor, Jul 1984 - Feb 1987
U.S. Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation Station, Kargaburun Turkey, Apr 1987 - Jan 1988
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter TAMPA, Portsmouth VA, Apr 1988 - Dec 1989
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BEAR, Portsmouth VA, Dec 1989 - Dec 1992
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center Yorktown VA, Instructor, Jan 1993 - Jun 1993
U.S. Coast Guard Group Eastern Shore, Chincoteague VA, Group Engineer Officer, Jun 1993 - Jul 1997
U.S. Coast Guard Group Upper Mississippi River, Keokuk IA, Group Engineer Officer, Jul 1997 - Feb 2002
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY, Seattle WA, Main Propulsion Assistant, Feb 2002 - Jul 2003

Currently, Registered Nurse working at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore Oklahoma.
John V Ruff
John V Ruff
Class of 1965
Air Force, 25 Years

AFSC 42173. Aerospace Ground Equipment.
Justin Simkins
Justin Simkins
Class of 2007
Coast Guard, 2 Years

Fireman on the USCGC Sherman 720
Mark Stefanik
Mark Stefanik
Class of 1994
Navy, 10 Years

Became surface warfare officer upon graduation from US Naval Academy. Have served on 4 ships and am currently Executive Officer of USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13).
Max I Clayton
Max I Clayton
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

I served in Texas, Taiwan and Oklahoma between 1967 and 1971. My service was during the Vietnam era.
michele bryant
michele bryant
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

security forces
Mike L Clayton
Mike L Clayton
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Served on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.
Nikki barnes
Nikki barnes
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

Damage Control (Ship firefighter)
Richard Steele
Richard Steele
Class of 2002
Navy, 7 Years

Sonar Technician
RikkiLynn Ducu
RikkiLynn Ducu
Class of 2002
Coast Guard, 5 Years

Enlisted in 2002, based out of Cleveland, Ohio on the Great Lakes for 4 yrs. Was the first female engineer at the station.
Still serving in San Pedro, Ca.
Steve Rosenthal
Steve Rosenthal
Class of 1986
Air Force, 8 Years

F-15 Crew Chief - Desert Storm Veteran
ulysses cornielle
ulysses cornielle
Class of 2002
Air Force, 6 Years

serves as a vehicle mechanic has deployed to iraq and is on his way to Korea!!!
William Bische
William Bische
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

servered in Europe, the States and Afghanistan, 10 years active 13 reserves.
William Bische (Garrett)
William Bische (Garrett)
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

In Afghanistan serving our Country

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