BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 1st Lt. Nathanael Witmyer of the United States Air Force returned to his alma mater to speak at Bakersfield Christian High School's Veterans Chapel Thursday.
After graduating from BCHS in 2006, Witmyer attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado and earned a Bachelor of Science in management. He then attended pilot school at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and completed the specialized undergraduate pilot training in February 2012. 1st Lt. Witmyer's current assignment is to fly the RC-135, with primary missions of intelligence, survelliance and reconnaissance over foreign lands. He is stationed at Offutt AFB in Nebraska.
BCHS has hosted around 45 veterans at each of its past seven special chapels to honor our veterans. In addition to 1st Lt. Witmyer's keynote address, the chapel time will include patriotic songs performed by BCHS' choirs and bands, a slideshow and a presentation to honor each veteran in attendance. Though most veterans in attendance are family members of students at BCHS, all veterans are invited for the chapel as well as a light luncheon for the veterans and their families that will follow.