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Reasons to Join the 111th Fighter Wing
Pa. Air National Guard: "Philly's Hometown Air Force"

     The Air Guard offers many federal benefits/entitlements to their unit members and their families such as the Base Exchange, Commissary, use of Morale Welfare and Recreation facilities, and up to $400,000 life insurance at reduced rates. You can also take advantage of Tricare Reserve Select Health Insurance and Tricare Dental. Both of these Health Insurance programs offer low cost premiums that round out the benefits necessary for you to maintain good health. 
     Federal education benefits through the Montgomery G.I. Bill are available to most unit members provided they enlist for 6 years. These benefits are available to our members after completion of basic training and technical school. This program is a non-contributory benefit, meaning no payment or reduction in pay is required to receive these benefits. Federal benefits received: Montgomery GI Bill chapter 1606; up to $329 per month to offset college cost of attending college fulltime.

$329, full-time for 12 or more credits
$246 per month for 9-11 credits
$163 per month for 6-8 credits
$82.25 per month for 3-5 credits 
* Advanced pay grade to Airman First Class (A1C/E-3)
* $219.96 per drill weekend
* $1,706 per month while in basic military training (BMT) and technical school

     The following career fields listed below will make you eligible for advance pay grade to Airman First Class (A1C/E-3), $219.96 per drill weekend, $1,706 per month while in basic military training (BMT) and technical school, and potential bonuses:
     2E1X2 Airfield Systems
     2E1X3 Ground Radio Communications
     2T3X1 Special Purpose Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
     3E2X1 Pavements and Construction Equipment
     3E3X1 Structural

     In addition to the federal benefits listed above, each state may offer additional benefits for their members such as: up to 100% tuition assistance, state tax deferment, and reduced auto license fees. 
     Tell your friends, classmates or co-workers about the benefits you are going to receive in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. The news is just too good not to share! Call us at (800) 997-2264 or (215) 323-7400 / 7401 / 7402.

This is how the Air National Guard will "Fuel Your Future."  If you qualify, the Pennsylvania Education Assistance Program will pay 100% of your tuition to the following universities for up to 5 years:

Bloomsburg www.bloomu.edu 
California www.cup.edu  
Cheyney www.cheyney.edu  
Clarion www.clarion.edu  
East Stroudsburg www.esu.edu  
Edinboro www.edinboro.edu  
Indiana University of Pennsylvania www.iup.edu  
Kutztown www.kutztown.edu  
Lock Haven www.lhup.edu  
Mansfield www.mansfield.edu  
Millersville www.millersville.edu  
Shippensburg www.ship.edu  
Slippery Rock www.sru.edu  
West Chester www.wcupa.edu  

     Attend any other Pennsylvania school and receive over $5,554 per year for up to 4 years, full time. Receive $2,777 additional if you choose to attend summer classes. It all adds up when you combine the Assistance Program with your GI Bill ($329 per month). You could go to college practically tuition free. 
     Gwynedd-Mercy College awards a yearly scholarship of $6,000 to full-time undergraduate students who are active members of the Pa. Air National Guard. In addition, students receive up to $5,554 per year from the Pa. Education Assistance Program. Part-time students receive a scholarship equal to 33% of the part-time tuition. For more information, visit: www.gmc.edu or email: bresnahan.e@gmc.edu.

Earn your degree while training in the Air National Guard 
     Graduation from basic military training earns you 4 semester credit hours and automatically registers you into an associate of science degree program designed specifically for your Air Force specialty. You also earn semester-hour credits for entry-level, advanced and skill-upgrade training. Completion of Airman Leadership School, the NCO Academy and Senior NCO Academy earns you additional semester-hour credit. 
     The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) documents your training and education with an official transcript and affords you the opportunity to obtain an associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution. They offer associate of applied science degrees in the following 5 broad career areas:
     * Aircraft and missile maintenance
     * Electronics and telecommunications
     * Allied health
     * Logistics and resources
     * Public and support services
     The CCAF degree program requires a minimum of 64 semester hours consisting of: physical education, technical education, general education, leadership, management, military studies and electives. The CCAF is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. They accept credit in transfer for courses completed at regionally accredited civilian colleges and universities. The Air Force has a tradition of excellence and encourages education for its personnel. For more information, visit: www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/

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