Key spouses recognized for contributions
November 5, 2011
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The University of Hawaii hosted its annual Military Appreciation game on 5 Nov. at the Aloha Stadium here. Just prior to the game, the Honolulu Navy League presented Key Spouse Awards to eight military spouses and the University of Hawaii in partnership with Oceanic Cable recognized Wounded Warriors for their service during the half-time show.
Among the Key Spouse awardees, representing every branch of the military, were two Army spouses. Chanelle Cadiz, representing the Hawaii Army National Guard, and Kimberly Seech, representing the US Army.
Seech, a military spouse with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was awarded the honor because of her dedication to Soldiers and their Families during the recent deployment of 2nd BCT to Iraq.
All of the Key Spouses were awarded $500 for their dedication from the Honolulu Navy League in partnership with Oceanic Cable.
Wounded Warriors from the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy were presented with a plaque during the half-time show by the University of Hawaii.
Among the Wounded Warriors were three Soldiers. Sgt. Ryan R. Soto, Spc. Josh Johnson and Pvt. 1st Class Aaron Cool.
Part of the formation for the ceremony were service members from every branch, including 10 Soldiers from the 2nd BCT who recently returned from a deployment to Iraq.
As a part of the Military Appreciation theme, Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division appeared on the Jumbotron wishing the players of Hawaii University good luck with the game.
The Military Appreciation Game unfortunately ended with a loss for the University of Hawaii Warriors as they were defeated with a last minute 1-yard plunge from Utah State. The game finished with a score of 35 to 31.