4th Annual Red, White & Blue Awards 

by David Key

On March 23, 2022, Tempe Chamber Military Affairs Committee hosted the 4th Annual Red, White & Blue Awards, presented by Silicon Valley Bank and BD. Each year, the Red, White & Blue Awards recognizes eight individuals from various branches of the military and public service for their courageous work and dedication to service. 

The ceremony took place in-person at Grace Community Church and was live-streamed and recorded for those who could not be in attendance. Veterans and servicemembers were joined by their commanding officers on stage and were surrounded by family, friends and members of the community as they received their awards. 


Captain Andrew Burns – 63rd Fighter Squadron Trip Grace Memorial Award

BM1 Charles Weiss – Navy Operational Support BUC Joel E. Baldwin Memorial Award

MSgt Robert A. Jones – 944th Fighter Wing Graydon Williams Award

MSgt Aaron Hall – Kyle Brayer Veteran in Public Safety 


Raheem Zeno – The Merle Fister Veteran Scholarship

Cadet Casey R. Mihojevich – ASU Army ROTC Scholarship 

MIDN Kevin Saiki – ASU Navy ROTC Scholarship – Navy

Cadet Scarlett Evans – ASU Air Force ROTC Scholarship

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