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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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Knights of Columbus Donate $500

February 16, 2019

This past summer, the Belleville Knights of Columbus, Council #6630, decided they wanted to do even more for their community, so they decided to embark on a project to build and sell picnic tables. Several Knights donated their time to the project on weekends and evenings, and over the course of a few months built…

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Travel Award commitments presented to future Marines

January 21, 2019

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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Kraemer Graduates A School

December 2, 2018

MASA Ben Kraemer, USN, graduated from A-School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Ben graduated in the top 10% of his class and was awarded the title of Top Gun, which is awarded to the student with the highest overall weapons qualification score. He is a Double Expert with the Beretta M9…

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West visits home for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018

Skylar West, an Aviation Electronics Technician currently serving in the US Navy, visited home over the Thanksgiving holiday. West, a 2017 graduate of New Glarus High School, enlisted in the Navy last year and went through basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, and Aviation Electrician training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola…

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Donation From New Glarus VFW

November 4, 2018

We continue to be humbled by the support we receive from those in our community. This past week we received a donation from VFW Post 10549 (New Glarus). It’s great to see the support that these veterans have for the future of our military. Thank you!

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Eisch Receives Check

September 8, 2018

What a great and emotional moment, as well as a significant milestone for us. This afternoon the Ben Jackson Memorial was able to give out its first monetary award by presenting Trenton Eisch with a check for $500 to help cover his travel expenses home. Trenton is visiting home on leave from his ship, USS…

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Trenton Eisch Receives Commitment

August 27, 2018

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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Ben Kraemer Prepares to Ship Out

July 28, 2018

Fair winds and following seas to U.S. Navy recruit Ben Kraemer who is leaving for boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes on Tuesday! Hometown: New Glarus, WI Graduation Year: 2018 Branch: Air Force

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