Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Albuquerquean honored at military academy.(Final)

Byline: Arley Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Give Albuquerque's Justin Papen a "well done!"

The newly commissioned second lieutenant was named an "Outstanding Cadet" in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2003.

Nominated by his peers and selected by a board of officers, Papen won the award that goes to the cadet who "best exemplifies the highest ideals of loyalty, integrity and courage," an Air Force Academy spokeswoman said.

There were 94 such individual awards given, honoring achievements in fields ranging from math to engineering.

New Mexico was well represented at graduation ceremonies, with nine cadets receiving diplomas. Among them, J. …

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