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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From: Denmark, WI High School: De Pere High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Air Force Why I decided to enlist in the military I knew I did not want to spend my time in college, and as I tried my best to develop my character while growing up I realized that the military would…

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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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From: Belleville, WI High School: Belleville High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Air Force Why I decided to enlist in the military It was something I was always interested in growing up and wanted to straight out of high school but never really had the courage to join and commit to it. But after…

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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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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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