Jovan Shover, from Monticello High School is a recent recipient of a Ben Jackson Travel Award. Shover graduated in 2020, and was virtually presented with the award at the school’s online video awards presentation. Joining the Navy is something that has interested him for a while, and it lines up well with his goals. Shover…

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From: Monticello, WI High School: Monticello High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military I enlisted in the military so that I could get a push in the right direction in life. I decided that I was going to enlist to help pay for college as well…

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Hunter is currently station on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), homeported in Japan. His parents, Elaine and Nick, were presented with his Travel Award and t-shirt on his behalf. Hunter is planning on making a trip home to Wisconsin near the end of the year. From: Monroe, WI High School: Monroe High School Class:…

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From: Lodi, WI High School: Lodi High School Class: 2015 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military To fight for my country and what I believe in. Why I decided to the Navy To travel the world and do something good for, and protect my country in the process. Basic…

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From: Verona, WI High School: Verona High School Class: 2017 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military After a great deal of thought and consideration, I chose to enlist in the military for the many opportunities, including traveling abroad and education, afforded with my enlistment. Seeing the world is something…

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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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From: New Glarus, WI High School: New Glarus High School Class: 2016 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military I’ve always wanted to since I was a kid. Why I chose the Navy My father worked on navy engines so I decided to go with the Navy. Basic training location…

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From: New Glarus, WI High School: New Glarus High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military I wanted to better myself and serve my country as a Law Enforcement Officer in the military. Basic training location Great Lakes, Illinois Basic training dates Left on August 2, 2018…

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From: New Glarus, WI High School: New Glarus High School Class: 2017 Branch: United States Navy Why I decided to enlist in the military I decided to enlist in the military because it had tons of options and routes for me to choose. I saw it as an opportunity to possibly find something I like…

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