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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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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From: Walworth, WI High School: Bigfoot High School Class: 2019 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military I come from a military family. Why I chose the Marine Corps I picked the Marine Corps because I wanted to push myself. Basic training location Parris Island, South Carolina Basic training…

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From: Janesville, WI High School: Janesville Parker High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military To carry on a family tradition. Why I chose the Marine Corps Because my uncle was the only marine in our family and I wanted to change that and be the…

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From: Pardeeville, WI High School: Portage High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Marine Corps  Why I decided to enlist in the military I enlisted in the military because I never wanted to go the route that I saw all of my peers going. I knew that I wanted to be different, and so…

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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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From: Edgerton, WI High School: Edgerton High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military I enlisted to have a purpose in life and work towards something that is much greater then me and become the best version of myself and do something that is worth it.…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation is pleased to introduce Travel Award Recipient Ty Varney.   Varney is a 2017 graduate of Belleville High School and has been working towards a Criminal Justice degree from Madison Area Technical College.   He enrolled in college after graduation to pursue his degree, and is a member of the Belleville Fire Department.…

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The Ben Jackson Foundation recently awarded a Travel Award to Jackson O’Connell, a 2018 graduate of Wisconsin Heights High School. After graduation, O’Connell enlisted in the Marine Corps. He left for San Diego, CA to go to basic training on October 15, 2018. Upon graduation, prior to going to infantry training, he was able to…

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From: Belleville, WI High School: Belleville High School Class: 2017 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military I decided to enlist after college to further my life experience and grow in a environment that will challenge me to be my best. The skills I learn in the military will…

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