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CAP cadets earn Veterans of Foreign Wars awards

Special to Hawaii 24/7

Two Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets, Jade-Ann Miller and Samuel Kimura, were presented the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Award.

The VFW Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, a high level of patriotism and professionalism, are of high moral character, in good academic standing, and display excellent military bearing in and out of uniform.

The award was presented Wednesday, Oct. 13 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer Jade-Ann Miller was honored for her passionate involvement in Civil Air Patrol, her commitment and leadership.

She consistently displays a willing and optimistic attitude in all of her tasks in CAP and enthusiastically involves herself in CAP and community events, including the Hilo Heart Walk, Memorial Day Observances both at the Korean Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Cemetery No.1, and Armed Forces Day.

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Kimura was also presented with the VFW Award for his commitment to the CAP Lyman Field Composite Squadron and its cadets, and the community.

Kimura has been with CAP since 2002, demonstrating leadership and service throughout. Recently, he trained and led his cadets in performing color guard duties for Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, and the Hawaii Air National
Guard’s Commanders Conference.

He is currently the Cadet Commander of the Lyman Field Composite Squadron.

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