We are happy to announce that we have awarded the first two commitments of financial support from the memorial fund! The first two recipients are Skylar West and Ben Kraemer.
The Ben Jackson Memorial has made a commitment to support newly enlisted military by providing financial assistance to help them visit home from their first duty station.
Skylar graduated from New Glarus High School with the class of 2017 and enlisted in the Navy last year. He went through basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois followed by Aviation Electrician training. He is currently stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in Pensacola, FL and his permanent duty station will be NAS Lemoore in Lemoore, CA.
Ben, New Glarus High School Class of 2018, enlisted in the Navy in May and is scheduled to leave for basic training this summer. After basic training, he will be trained as a Master-at-Arms, a law enforcement and security specialty, at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.
Please join us in congratulating these two young men and thanking them for their commitment to serve!