Beckman joins US Army

ISHPEMING – Aaron Beckman has joined the United States Army under the Future Soldier program.

Beckman will report to Fort Benning, Ga., for basic training on Nov.r 4.

After successful completion of basic training, he will train as a Fire Support Specialist.

He is the son of Robert and Latrina Collins of Ishpeming.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic training for up to 365 days. An enlistment in the Army gives new Soldiers the chance to learn a new skill, serve their country, and become eligible to receive up to $53,028 toward a college education, $65,000 for repayment of college loans or a maximum $40,000 cash bonus.