Military November 13, 2018

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By Richard Sisk: New Headstone at Arlington for Marine Private Who Fell on Last Day of WWI
By Oriana Pawlyk: Maintenance Errors Preceded Horrific WC-130 Crash That Killed 9
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The Associated Press | By Dave Kolpack: Guard Strips Tuition Funding for ROTC Scholarship Students
The program contract, which Rodgers said is about an inch thick and loaded with legal jargon, warns that the payments are subject to the state’s financial health. However, Rodgers said none of the students view it that way and Bushaw acknowledged the Guard “advertised and explained” that 100 percent of tuition would be paid.

“You don’t see on any of the National Guard posters that you are going to get your school paid for — ‘maybe,’ ” Rodgers said. “No one reads the fine print, especially 17- and 18-year-olds who have never dealt with a contract in their lives.”

Bushaw said the decrease in federal coverage is due mainly to a 2014 Defense Department determination that students could not use funding from both the GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance program for the same course because it’s a duplication of benefits.

“I don’t understand why soldiers and airmen weren’t screaming across the country about that,” Bushaw said. “I knew why they weren’t screaming in North Dakota, because we kept fixing it.”
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