Wolf signs Pennsylvania GI Bill in effort to boost National Guard re-enlistment

Wolf signs Pennsylvania GI Bill in effort to boost National Guard re-enlistment

Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Monday an initiative to allow families of National Guard members to earn free college in-state provided a member re-enlists for a second tour of duty, a program that is designed to retain guardsmen at a time when they are being increasingly called into duty.

Flanked by legislators, dozens of guardsmen and their families, Wolf put pen to paper on the bill, which advocates tout as the first of its kind in the nation. Wolf said in remarks that Minnesota has a similar program but it is designed only for spouses, while in Pennsylvania children and other family could earn up to five years of tuition at a State System or State-Related school.
Monday, July 1, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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National Guard looks to General Assembly for help fighting declining enlistment, growing strain

National Guard looks to General Assembly for help fighting declining enlistment, growing strain

The commonwealth wants YOU to join the Pennsylvania National Guard. 

While there has always been a vested interest in getting state residents to sign up for the Guard, it is especially urgent now, as the branch is fighting a declining force size amid retention struggles and waning interest among Americans in joining the armed forces.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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