The Ben Jackson Foundation is excited to introduce our first Air National Guard Travel Award recipient, Nina Schiro! Nina is a 2019 graduate of New Glarus High School. Schiro chose the Air National Guard in part because it allows her to serve her country while attending college. Schiro is currently attending Loras College in Dubuque,…

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From: New Glarus, WI High School: New Glarus High School Class: 2019 Branch: Wisconsin Air National Guard Why I decided to enlist in the military I decided to enlist in the military because I have the opportunity to serve my country, get to meet new people and travel to new places. I also decided to…

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From: New Glarus, WI High School: New Glarus High School Class: 2016 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military To serve the country that gave my family and friends everything we have today. Why I chose the Marine Corps Friends spoke highly of the Marine Corps, as well as…

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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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From: New Glarus, WI High School: New Glarus High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military Joining the Marines had been on my mind since my senior year and I had finally made a decision to pursue it and I’m doing it because I realized USA…

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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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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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