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Fast Forward to Basic Training

July 6, 2020

The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Military Travel Award recipient, Dylan Schoenecke.  Schoenecke is a 2020 graduate of McFarland High School and a Marine enlistee.  Although originally scheduled to leave for basic training in September, his leave date was moved up to June 21.   He will soon begin basic training at Camp Pendelton…

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Shover Looking to See the World

June 28, 2020

Jovan Shover, from Monticello High School is a recent recipient of a Ben Jackson Travel Award. Shover graduated in 2020, and was virtually presented with the award at the school’s online video awards presentation. Joining the Navy is something that has interested him for a while, and it lines up well with his goals. Shover…

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Burt is Ready for Basic Training

June 23, 2020

The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Robert Burt.  Burt is a recipient of a Travel Award and a  2020 graduate of Monticello High School.   Burt enlisted with a 4 year active duty commitment to the Army.  He leaves June 30 for Basic Training in Fort Jackson, SC.  After Basic Training, Burt will travel…

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Starr Waits in San Diego for Marines Basic Training to Begin

June 20, 2020

Introducing Jayson Starr, a 2020 graduate of Juda High School, and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award.  Starr left early for Marines basic training on Sunday, June 14, 2020 to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.  However, he is under strict quarantine with his fellow recruits…

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Good Morning Okinawa!!

June 17, 2020

The Ben Jackson Foundation is excited to introduce Travel Award Recipient Reagan Anderson.  Anderson is a 2018 graduate of Portage High School.   She left for Basic Training in Paris Island, SC in September 2018.  After completing Basic Training, she traveled to California for combat training, then she traveled to Fort Meade.  Although Anderson had intended…

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Heidl Heads to Air Force Basic Training

June 11, 2020

Introducing Andrew (Drew) Heidl, a 2020 graduate of DePere High School, and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award. Heidl is headed to basic training on Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Like many high school graduates this year, due to the COVID-19 quarantine, Heidl missed…

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Paffel Prepares for the Army

June 6, 2020

Introducing Austin Paffel, a 2020 graduate of Juda High School and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award.  Paffel celebrated graduation Wednesday, June 3. Paffel will travel to Fort Jackson, SC for Basic Training on June 7.  Upon completion of Basic Training in August, Paffel will then travel to Fort Lee, VA for…

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Ellefson is Achieving Success in the Marines

May 24, 2020

Bailey Ellefson, a 2018 graduate of Janesville Parker High School, is one of our most recent Travel Award recipients.   He enlisted in the Marine Corps prior to his senior year in high school.  On July 29, 2018, he left for Basic Training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.  From there Ellefson went to Mississippi…

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McGill is Set to Leave for Basic Training

May 17, 2020

The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Antione McGill, one of our latest Travel Award recipients.  Antione is a 2019 graduate of Bigfoot High School in Walworth WI.  She has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, which she chose because they push you harder physically.  McGill is scheduled to leave for boot camp on…

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Snell Gets An Early Start on Marine Corps Career

February 2, 2020

The Ben Jackson Foundation is excited to introduce it’s newest travel award recipient, Jaden Snell.  Snell is an early 2020 graduate of Edgerton High School.   Snell has enlisted in the Marine Corps and has a tentative leave date of February 10th.  Basic Training will be at Camp Pendleton in San Diego and will last 13…

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