Skylar West, an Aviation Electronics Technician currently serving in the US Navy, visited home over the Thanksgiving holiday.

West, a 2017 graduate of New Glarus High School, enlisted in the Navy last year and went through basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, and Aviation Electrician training at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in Florida. He is currently serving in the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) at NAS Lemoore in Lemoore, CA.

Sky West, Tara Darnell, and Larry Jackson

During his two week visit home, his first since arriving in California, West attended the Wisconsin-Minnesota football game at Camp Randall Stadium, visited friends in Platteville, enjoyed Thanksgiving with his family, and attended a boys basketball game at New Glarus.

“I have seen tons of friends and family since I have been home. It was great to see everybody again!” West said.

To help with travel expenses home, the Ben Jackson Foundation presented him with a check for $500. The check was given by Larry Jackson and Tara Darnell on November 18. West received a Travel Award commitment in June of this year.