Gen. John N. Abrams is the son of Gen. Creighton Abrams, after whom the
Abrams tank was named. John attended school in Frankfurt, Germany, while
his father was stationed in Frankfurt from 1959 until 1962.
Dr. Patch Adams, subject of a recent movie staring Robin Williams is
an Army Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus. According to his biography
he was educated in DoDDS schools in Japan and Germany. He was in Germany
at Kaiserslauten High School, KHS Class of ’62, when his father died
of a heart attack.
Christina Aguilera is an Army Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.
She is the latest Mouseketeer to hit it big, following in the footsteps
of fellow former Mickey Mouse Club stars Britney Spears and two members
of boy band N'Sync. Only 18, Aguilera is already topping the charts with
her single, "Genie In A Bottle."
Aguilera was raised outside Pittsburgh, the daughter of a military
father and a violinist/pianist mother. She began her career early, appearing
on "Star Search" at age eight singing the national anthem for the
Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins at age 10.
From a recent interview with MTV News: MTV: "Why don't
you begin by telling a little about yourself."
Christina Aguilera: "I was born in Staten Island, New York. But
I call my hometown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, because that's basically where
I ended up from age eight on. But right after Staten Island... I've lived
everywhere from Texas, to Japan for three years, to New Jersey. I'm this
traveling girl. My father was in the Army, so I guess I'm an Army brat."
Jessica Alba the star of the television series "Dark Angel" is a military brat. Born in Pomona, California in 1981, Alba grew up on Air Force Bases in Texas, Mississippi, and California. As reported in "People" magazine.
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To read more about her go to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Alba.
US AMBASSADOR TO ECUADOR
Leslie M. Alexander is an Overseas School Alumnus. He is presently
the US ambassador to Ecuador and previously was the US ambassador to Mauritius.
Ambassador Alexander is a 1966 graduate of Orleans American HS in France.
Michael Alexander is the author of "The Underground Guide to Computer
Security," published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1996. He is also
the author of book "The Digital Doberman," published by Ventana Press in
Michael Alexander is a 1968 graduate Mannheim American High School in
NBA PROFEESIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER
Ray Allen is an Air Force Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.
His father was a career Air Force NCO.
Allen was born in California and has lived in Germany, Oklahoma, England,
Georgia and South Carolina. He attended high school in Dalzell, South
Ray Allen was the first player in UConn men's basketball history to
be named All-American status as only a sophomore Player of the year. Ray
Allen helped lead the US to the gold medal at the World University Games
Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Milwaukee
Bucks in 1996. Recently, he signed a six-year contract extension with Milwaukee.
To read more about him go to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Allen
Composed of: Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley & Dan Peek all graduated
from London Central High School in 1969. All had US Military Fathers. Bunnell
& Beckley are still "America" Dan Peek has a solo.
To read more about them go to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_(band).
Col. MICHAEL ANDERSON (1959-2003)
Lt. Col. Michael Anderson -USAF/NASA Astronaut. Michael
Anderson was an Air Force brat. He was lost along with the six other NASA
astronauts when the space shuttle Columbia broke up upon re-entry to earth on
Saturday, February 1, 2003. In a previously published interview Lt. Col.
Anderson related, "My dad was in the Air Force. And you know, being an Air
Force brat and living on Air Force bases, I was always around airplanes. And,
that was something else that really captured my imagination, just seeing
airplanes, you know taking off and landing every day, and flying over the house,
and making all of this noise just was a fascinating thing to me as a kid. So, my
interest in aviation and my interest in science were, I guess, two of the things
I really latched on to, and two things that I just couldn't shake as I grew
Col. Anderson's official NASA Bio can be found at: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/anderson.html
In his interview for the STS-107 mission is at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/crew/intanderson.html
Biographical Data: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/
NAME: Michael P. Anderson (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF) NASA
PERSONAL DATA: Born December 25, 1959, in Plattsburgh, New York.
Considers Spokane, Washington, to be his hometown. Married. He enjoys
photography, chess, computers, and tennis.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington, in
1977. Bachelor of science degree in physics/astronomy from University of
Washington, 1981. Master of science degree in physics from Creighton University,
SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished graduate USAF Communication Electronics
Officers course. Recipient of the Armed Forces Communication Electronics
Associations Academic Excellence Award 1983. Received the USAF Undergraduate
Pilot Training Academic Achievement Award for Class 87-08 Vance AFB. Awarded the
Defense Superior Service Medal, the USAF Meritorious Service Medal, and the USAF
Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
EXPERIENCE: Anderson graduated form the University of Washington in 1981
and was commissioned a second lieutenant. After completing a year of technical
training at Keesler AFB Mississippi he was assigned to Randolph AFB Texas. At
Randolph he served as Chief of Communication Maintenance for the 2015
Communication Squadron and later as Director of Information System Maintenance
for the 1920 Information System Group. In 1986 he was selected to attend
Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. Upon graduation he was
assigned to the 2nd Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Offutt AFB Nebraska
as an EC 135 pilot, flying the Strategic Air Commands airborne command post
code-named "Looking Glass". From January 1991 to September 1992 he
served as an aircraft commander and instructor pilot in the 920th Air Refueling
Squadron, Wurtsmith AFB Michigan. From September 1992 to February 1995 he was
assigned as an instructor pilot and tactics officer in the 380 Air Refueling
Wing, Plattsburgh AFB New York. Anderson has logged over 3000 hours in various
models of the KC-135 and the T-38A aircraft.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in December 1994, Anderson reported to
the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. He completed a year of training and
evaluation, and is qualified for flight crew assignment as a mission specialist.
Anderson was initially assigned technical duties in the Flight Support Branch of
the Astronaut Office. Most recently, he flew on the crew of STS-89. In
completing his first space flight Anderson has logged over 211 hours in space.
Anderson is assigned to the crew of STS-107 scheduled to launch in 2003.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-89 (January 22-31, 1998), was the eighth
Shuttle-Mir docking mission during which the crew transferred more than 9,000
pounds of scientific equipment, logistical hardware and water from Space Shuttle
Endeavour to Mir. In the fifth and last exchange of a U.S. astronaut, STS-89
delivered Andy Thomas to Mir and returned with David Wolf. Mission duration was
8 days, 19 hours and 47 seconds, traveling 3.6 million miles in 138 orbits of
Brad Arnold is lead vocalist for the rock band 3 Doors
Down. To read more about him go to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Arnold
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER, AUTHOR, REPORTER
Rick Atkinson is an Army Brat. His father served 28 years in the
US Army officer corps.
Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1982 for
his series of articles on the West Point Class of 1966.
His books include: "The Long Gray Line, The American Journey
of West Point's Class of 1966" and "Crusade : The Untold Story
of the Persian Gulf War." Atkinson is currently a staff writer for the