The Ben Jackson Foundation is excited to introduce our first Air National Guard Travel Award recipient, Nina Schiro! Nina is a 2019 graduate of New Glarus High School. Schiro chose the Air National Guard in part because it allows her to serve her country while attending college. Schiro is currently attending Loras College in Dubuque,…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation recently awarded a Travel Award to Harmon Garvoille, a 2018 graduate of Albany High School. After joining the Army, Garvoille left for Fort Jackson, South Carolina on January 15, 2019.  From Basic Training he went to Fort Eustice, Virginia for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to become a Chinook helicopter mechanic.  Upon…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation recently awarded a Travel Award to Jackson O’Connell, a 2018 graduate of Wisconsin Heights High School. After graduation, O’Connell enlisted in the Marine Corps. He left for San Diego, CA to go to basic training on October 15, 2018. Upon graduation, prior to going to infantry training, he was able to…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce our newest award recipient, Coltyn Winkers. Brittany Kiefer, his girlfriend, nominated him for this award. Coltyn is a 2018 graduate of Belleville High School and has enlisted in the Air Force. He will be going to San Antonio, Texas for basic training. This will be is first…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation awarded two Travel Award commitments this past Saturday. Sean Mattmann and Marcus Steindl will be leaving soon for Marine Corps basic training. Sean Mattmann was awarded his Travel Award commitment at Winter-Fest Veteran’s Festival and Reunion. This event has been held annually in New Glarus for the past 33 years. A…

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We are excited to announce that we have made another commitment of support! AS Trenton Eisch, US Navy, is currently serving about the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) stationed In Mayport, Florida. He enlisted in the Navy and graduated from New Glarus High School with Ben in 2016. Trenton will be back in New Glarus…

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We are happy to announce that we have awarded the first two commitments of financial support from the memorial fund! The first two recipients are Skylar West and Ben Kraemer. The Ben Jackson Memorial has made a commitment to support newly enlisted military by providing financial assistance to help them visit home from their first…

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