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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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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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