1969-Present

  • Crystal Aguero Swear-In to USAFRES

    Posted by Class of 2019 on 9/27/2022

    Crystal is now one of the newest members of the USAF Reserves.   After school yesterday I had the honor of rendering the enlistment oath to her into the greatest air force in the world.  She will soon head off to USAF basic training in San Antonio and then on to Eglin AFB in Florida to learn how to maintain the integrated avionics instrumentation in two of the most advanced jet fighters in the world, the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II, both of which are built in close proximity to WHHS at Lockheed Martin Fort Worth. 

    Crystal specifically requested to be sworn into the USAF on the flight line (or ramp area) close to the jets and the unit she will inevitably support as she defends our country.  As her former JROTC instructors, it is one of the most rewarding experiences when MSgt Ayala and I get the chance to see our past students…cadets… moving on like this.   Crystal has been in college and intends to complete her degree after meeting her training requirement in the AFRES and upon being returned to Fort Worth to serve with the 301st Fighter Wing next door at the Fort Worth JRB when they convert to F-35 fighters in the next couple of years.  

    In addition to MSgt Ayala, Crystal is pictured with her recruiter from the United States Air Force Reserves, TSgt Gomez, in the final picture.  Her father, mother and a couple of close college friends were also in attendance.   Another awesome product of WHHS…and the FWISD Air Force JROTC program!

    Russell W. Malesky, Col, USAF (Retired)

     

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  • Bailey Robinson interview

    Posted by Class of 2019 on 9/1/2022

    Cougar Alum, Bailey Robinson (2019), is playing Volleyball for the Fayetteville State Broncos in North Carolina. She has had an impressive collegiate career. You can see a recent interview at https://fb.watch/fgxyH-ck04/

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  • Kenton Johnson & Caleb Clark

    Posted by Class of 2022 on 8/29/2022

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  • Zack Smothermon Awarded 'White Coat'

    Posted by Class of 2017 on 8/22/2022

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  • Lt. Gen Michael Langley nominated to lead AFRICOM

    Posted by Class of 1980 on 6/16/2022

    Lt. Gen Michael Langley (WHHS class of ‘80) has been nominated by President Biden to lead AFRICOM. Once the Senate confirms him, he’ll be in line to be the first African-American four-star General in Marine Corps history. Lt. Gen Langley’s nomination to lead a combatant command is a huge accomplishment on its own. The U.S Africa Command is one of eleven combatant commands in the Department of Defense.

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    UPDATE 7/22/2022
    Check out these FOX 4 (KDFW), CBS DFW (KTVT,) NBC 5 (KXAS), and The Dallas Morning News stories to learn more about this FWISD trailblazer.

    Newspaper Article 8/5/2022

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  • Maj. Gen. Michael E. Langley, assumed command of Marine missions in Europe and Africa

    Posted by Class of 1980 on 1/17/2021

    Major General Michael E. Langley, played football and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1980.  

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    Major General Michael E. Langley, one of only seven Black general officers in the Marine Corps, assumed command in November of Marine missions in Europe and Africa.

    “MARFOREUR/AF is a varsity team and I’m excited to lead some of the most professional Marines in the Corps,” Langley said in a statement. “Together we will continue to assure our Allies and partners, deter our enemies, and maintain the high standards expected of us as Marines and Sailors in the finest fighting institution in the world.”

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  • Second Lieutenant Valentin Hinojosa (Class of 2014)

    Posted by 2014 on 5/31/2019

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    MSgt Joe Ayala represented us this week at the USAF Academy and presented the “First Salute” to newly commissioned Second Lieutenant Valentin Hinojosa (2014 WHHS graduate and former Cadet and Group Commander of our AFJROTC unit) upon receiving his commission as one of the newest officers in the USAF.  MSgt Ayala will share more however it impressed me when he stated our Commander In Chief, when presented the option of saluting and shaking the hands of just a representative number of graduates, the President opted to shake the hands and salute each and all of the 900-plus graduates, stating they all had the right to his respect!

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    Valentin Hinojosa  Announcement

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  • Class of 1999 Donation

    Posted by 1999 on 11/9/2018

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    The WHHS class of 1999 recently held its 20-year class reunion and collected funds from those classmates in order to help the current students at Western Hills High School.  Sarah (Cartwright) Jung, a member of the class of 1999, was instrumental in collecting the money.  Mrs. Jung presented WHHS with a check in the amount of $1,550.00.  Current students Serena Nguyen, Yana Begma, Bailey Robinson and Jonathon Morgan were present to help Mrs. Flores accept the check.

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