The Ben Jackson Foundation is privileged to introduce Gregory Fischer, a recent recipient of a Travel Award.  Fischer is currently stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, AZ as an E-3 Lance Corporal and part of the 122nd Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (aka the Flying Leathernecks).  Fischer currently works on the F35Bs and…

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From: Rio, WI High School: DeForest High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I chose the Marine Corps I wanted to be a Marine since I was a little kid. Currently Stationed 122nd Marine Fighter Attack Squadron, in Yuma, AZ. Family in the military I came from a long line of family…

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From: Baraboo, WI High School: Baraboo High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military  I always wanted to do something bigger than myself and I wanted to push myself every single day. Why I chose the Marine Corps I had several friends going into the Marines…

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From: Green Bay, WI High School: Preble High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Marine Corps Basic training location: San Diego, CA Basic training dates:  2018 Job in the military  I am a Marine Rifleman by trade on a Special Duty Assignment overseas. Why I decided to enlist in the Military   I have a huge…

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From: Evansville, WI High School: Evansville High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military So many reasons. Experiencing everything the military has to offer would not only change me for the better mentally and physically, but create lifelong memories while serving my country. I look forward…

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From: Evansville, WI High School: Evansville High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military I have always wanted to join the military. I want to join for adventure and do something which matters. Why I chose the Marine Corps I chose the Marines because I heard…

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From: Evansville, WI High School: Evansville High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military I enlisted in the Marine Corps my junior year of high school for the challenge and adventure. I wanted to push myself, and be a part of something larger. The Marines have…

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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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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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From: McFarland, WI High School: McFarland High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military To ensure a secure financial future with respect and duty. Why I chose the Marine Corps Seemed the toughest and most strict. Basic training location Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California Basic training…

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