Alden is originally from Galveston, TX. He joined the Army in 1986 and served for 7 years. He served in Korea 1988-90 in the 3rd MI Brigade maintaining Mohawk OV-1 observation aircraft. Awards include the Army Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal (2). Alden is a Senior Mechanical Designer with Esterline. He and wife Rose live in Mukilteo and have a daughter. Alden enjoys kayaking.
Gary is originally from Centereach, NY. He joined the Air Force in 1979 and retired in 2000. Gary served in Turkey with HQ SOCEUR as part of Desert Shield/Storm in 1991. He was an Intelligence Officer. Awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation and Achievement Medals. Gary is a Job Coach in the Everett School District. He and wife Clare live in Edmonds and have 2 children.
Clare served as an Army nurse 1984-91. She served in Saudi Arabia and Iraq 1990-91 as part of Desert Shield/Storm. In 1992 she joined the Air Force and retired in 2000. Awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2) and Army Commendation Medal (2). She continues as a nurse in Everett. Originally from Villa Grove, IL, she and husband Gary live in Edmonds. They have 2 children.
Joan is originally from Cochranville, PA. She joined the Navy in 2005 and served for 10 years. She is a WESTPAC veteran serving aboard the USS Bunker Hill CG52 and USS Ingraham FFG61 during 2005-2008. She was a Surface Warfare Officer. Joan also served Kabul, Afghanistan 2009-10. Awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2) and Army Achievement Medal (2). Joan resides in Edmonds.