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Alumni in the Military

We want to include all alumni who are serving their country. Please use the Contact Us link to advise us of friends, family and relatives that are in the military.

Christopher D. MeurerAir National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher D. Meurer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Meurer graduated in 2002 from Sierra High School and received a bachelor''s degree in 2009 from Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah.

Navy Seaman Recruit Wesley W. Kimbler, son of Ben Kimbler of Tollhouse, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Kimbler completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire-fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Kimbler is a 2004 graduate of Sierra High School of Tollhouse, Calif.

Linda S. PonceAir Force Airman Linda S. Ponce has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ponce is the daughter of Salvador Ponce of Calkins Road, Auberry. She is a 2007 graduate of Sierra High School.

John C. ClaxtonLieutenant Colonel John C. Claxton is Commander, MILSATCOM Command and Control Squadron, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA. He is responsible for the executive, acquisition, planning, programming, and support of the Command and Control System-Consolidated (CCS-C) program. CCS-C provides consolidated MILSATCOM tracking, telemetry and command capability for 14th Air Force, 50th Space Wing launch and early orbit, an orbit and anomaly resolution space operations. CCS-C is currently configured to support MILSAT¬COM satellites across four systems: Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS); Milstar; Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS); and Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEFH) Systems.

Lieutenant Colonel Claxton reports directly to the MIL¬SATCOM Systems Wing Commander as he ensures CCS-C products are operational at the 533rd Space Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA and 3rd and 4th Space Operations at Schriever AFB, CO.Lieutenant Colonel Claxton was commissioned in 1993 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program after graduating from Fresno State University. He has held a variety of assignments in space operations, acquisition, and staff units. Assignments included the Directorate of Space Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force; 30th Operations Group, Vandenberg AFB, CA; and the Space and Missile Systems Center Detachment 12, Kirtland AFB, NM. Before assuming his current position, he was Director of Operations, Space Operations Squadron, Secretary of the Air Force, Program Office in Washington, D.C.

Lieutenant Colonel John Claxton is married to the former Debbie Chu of Waterford, CA. They have two daughters, Lauren and Meggan. John is the son of Claude and Sheila Claxton of Tollhouse. Growing up in Tollhouse, John attended Sierra Elementary from kindergarten through eighth grade and graduated from Sierra High School in 1987. He then attended Reedley College and Fresno State University. He has earned two master''s degrees while serving in the Air Force.

Tyler Miller, a 2008 Sierra High Alumnus, is serving with the U.S. Army. He graduated from Basic Training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina in September 2009. Tyler then attended and graduated from A.I.T. at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma in January 2010. Tyler is a Private 1st Class specializing in Artillery with an MOS in Howitzers. He is currently stationed in Iraq proudly serving his country for the war on terror! His proud parents are: Lori and John Miller of Fresno and Tony and Suzy Miller of Madera

Michael Frechette is currently serving in the US Army.

He is a Specialist and he is stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

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