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Ben Jackson Foundation

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What: For newly enlisted military personnel, visits home can be cost-prohibitive. Flights and other travel expenses make up a substantial portion of what younger enlisted personnel earn in a month. The Ben Jackson Foundation was established to help these young people visit their friends and family at home. Typically, a Ticket Home award is worth $500 if you are coming home from somewhere in the US, and up to $1,000 if you are coming home from an overseas base.

Who: You are eligible for a Ticket Home Award if you meet these conditions:

You are an enlisted member of a branch of the US Armed Forces.

You meet ONE of the following:

a) You have been in the military less than four years

OR

b) You have not yet been home since arriving at your first permanent duty station.

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