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Garvoille Receives a Travel Award

November 16, 2019

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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Travel Award for O’Connell

November 12, 2019

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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Winkers Enlists in Air Force, Receives Travel Award

November 2, 2019

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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Baraboo and Sauk Prairie Now Eligible for Travel Awards in 2020

September 15, 2019

We just added two more communities to our list, bringing the total up to fifteen! Baraboo and Sauk Prairie join the list, becoming the second and third high schools in Sauk County, Wisconsin to be included. Student graduating from these two schools, or living in these areas are able to receive financial benefits to help…

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Are Reservists or Members of the National Guard Eligible to Receive Travel Awards? Yes!

September 1, 2019

You might be wondering if our Travel Awards can be given to those not entering the active duty military. The answer is that they can! While these service members will typically find themselves in different circumstances than their active duty counterparts, they have also committed to serving our county in the military. A core part…

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Military Travel Award Eligibility Expands to Cover 13 Communities for 2020

August 25, 2019

The Ben Jackson Foundation is growing! For the past 8 months, we have supported new military men and women from 9 Wisconsin communities, and today we are pleased to add the following to the list of communities and schools we are proud to support, bringing the total up to 13! Barneveld Mount Horeb River Valley…

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Ben Kraemer Travels Home from King’s Bay Georgia, Receives Check and Challenge Coin

August 19, 2019

Ben Kraemer, a 2018 Travel Award recipient, made his first trip home since arriving at his first permanent duty station in King’s Bay, Georgia. We got to meet up with him and present him with a $500 check for his travel expenses and a Ben Jackson Foundation challenge coin Welcome home, Ben!  

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Senior Airman Evan Cameron Travels Home from England

August 8, 2019

Senior Airman Evan Cameron, USAF, recently received a very special Travel Award. Evan was a very close friend of Ben Jackson, and was chosen to serve the military escort for Ben’s body last spring travelling from Tokyo, Japan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Evan was home in Diamondhead, Mississippi, traveling home all the way from Mildenhall Air Force…

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Ben Jackson Foundation Challenge Coin Unveiled

August 5, 2019

Challenges coins are specially designed coins that are a common way that members of military are recognized or honored. They are exchanged among service members and are often given to those who have made significant contributions to a cause or unit. We have commissioned the Ben Jackson Foundation Challenge Coin to honor those in military…

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Surprise Support from Michigan

April 16, 2019

Our support base is growing! A couple of months ago in February, Chance Leigh Shermata sent us a message through our Facebook page asking about our store. The next day, her boyfriend Justin Stout sent us a message as well. She, along with Justin, had received some t-shirts ordered by Justin’s brother Johnathan, who is…

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