Ayala Receives Travel Award from Ben Jackson Foundation
May 9, 2019
Michelle Ayala, a recent graduate of Belleville High School and 2019 Recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award, recently left for US Army basic training. Ayala received the Travel Award, which will help pay travel expenses for a trip home once she reaches her first permanent duty station, from Jennifer Jackson the day before she left.
Ayala said enlisting in the military has been a goal of hers since she was a child. "I have never set goals for myself except for this one and I'm happy to see it actually happen now! The Army has always been my choice and what I found that has be...