100% College tuiton and fee waiver

  • All serving MA ARNG Service Members
  • Authorized 130 credit hours
    • Use for undergrad or graduate degree, certificate programs, short-term certificate programs and noncredit courses at state community colleges, state colleges, and/or state universities.
    • Must submit and application PRIOR TO the start of each semester, print out the approved certificate, and submit the certificate to the school.

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

  • Up to $250 per semester hour, 16 semester hours per fiscal year ($4,000/year)
  • Lifetime limit of 130 semester hours for undergraduate; 39 semester hours for graduate
  • Up to 21 additional semester hours for a Transition Certificate not previously received within the past 5 years (must apply within 3 years of anticipated separation)
  • One academic credential at the following levels: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s. Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate (No first professional certificates)

MGIB-SR Kicker

  • 6 Year Obligation
  • $350/month for 36 months ($12,600)
    • Has not previously contracted for the MGIB-SR Kicker
    • Must extend DMOSQ in the grade of E7 and below
    • Soldiers may extend during their initial obligation after completing three years of service.

Apprenticeships


Thrift Savings Plan

  • Traditional Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
    • Similar to civilian employer 401(k) Plan
      • Invest Pre-Tax dollars
      • Investments follow stock market indexes
  • Roth Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
    • Similar to civilian employer IRA plan
      • Invest After-Tax dollars
      • Investments follow stock market indexes

Life Insurance (SGLI & FSGLI)

  • Service Members’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
    • Service member coverage available: $50,000 – $500,000 (effective March 01 2023),premium is $.06 per thousand dollars of coverage.
  • Family Service Members’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)
    • Spouse & children coverage available: $10,000 – $100,000
    • Spouse & children premiums range: $0.45 – $45.00/month
    • Child is included at no cost if you buy spouse insurance

OCS/WOCS/ROTC/SMP

  • Officer Candidate School (OCS)
    • Traditional Program – RTI JBCC – Drill Weekends – 18 Months
    • Accelerated Program – Active Duty – 57 Days
  • Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS)
    • Phase 1 – Distance Learning
    • Phase 2 – Five MUTA 5 Drills at the RTI JBCC
    • Phase 3 – 15 Days at Camp Atterbury, IN
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)/Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP)
    • ROTC is part of your curriculum while you attend college
    • SMP’s are promoted to E5 and become a Cadet during drill to shadow leadership
    • Upon graduation, you will earn the commissioned rank of 2LT
    • Additional scholarships available

Inactive National Guard

  • Avoid IRR mobilizations & remain affiliated with the National Guard
  • CAC privileges continue
  • 4 hour paid muster per year (PHA at JFHQ)
  • No MEPS screening required
  • Easily reintegrated back on drilling status
  • Available to volunteer for deployments

MOS Re-Class

  • E-4 & below in the ETS Window (E5/E6 on case by case basis)
  • Qualifying line scores
  • No outstanding flags
  • Extend for 3 years
  • Transfer to a new unit
  • ATTRS seat will be requested and reserved

Active Duty Opportunities

  • AGR Branch Specific & Branch Immaterial Openings
  • ADOS Branch Specific & Branch Immaterial Openings
  • Title 10 Mobilization Opportunities

Military Discounts

  • Disney, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Shades of Green, etc.
  • USAA, T-Mobile, Home Depot, Lowes, restaurants everywhere
  • Armed Forced Vacation Club
  • Discounted Movie Tickets and other entertainment discounts
  • Hotels, museums, historical sites, national landmarks, and more

Additional Benefits

  • Space A travel, discounted military lodging
  • Military One Source
  • VA Home Loans
  • MWR Resources
  • AAFES/BX/PX/Commissary

Contact Information

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