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Ben Jackson Foundation Awards Four Enlistees, Expands to 22 Communities


November 21, 2019

Photo courtesy of Larry Jackson

Ty Varney (left) and Nina Schiro (right) were recently awarded Travel Awards by the Ben Jackson Foundation. Varney is enlisted in the US Marine Corps and leaves for basic training in January and Schiro, enlisted in the Wisconsin Air National Guard, heads to Lackland Air Force Base in March.

This past Friday, November 8, 2019, the Ben Jackson Foundation presented four young people with Military Travel Awards. These awards are a commitment to help them with travel expenses when they make a visit home to see family and friends.

Two of the awardees were present at the event, and two had family members accept the award for them.

Nina Schiro, New Glarus Class of 2019, has enlisted in the Wisconsin Air National Guard, and Ty Varney, Belleville Class of 2017, has enlisted in the Marine Corps. Varney will go to Camp Pendleton in San Diego for basic training in January, while Schiro l...

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