The Air National Guard is the only branch of the Armed Forces that does not fund Federal Tuition Assistance (TA) for its members. Some States offer TA in the absence of the Federal program. Unfortunately, State programs vary and relying on them can disadvantage Soldiers who are in States where resources are marginal or nonexistent.
The Air National Guard requires Servicemembers to attain at least an Associates degree to be promoted to the ranks of E-8 and E-9. Without Federal Tuition Assistance this policy might force soldiers to take out private loans or use their GI Bill if their state does not offer Tuition Assistance.
Please take a few minutes to tell your representative how important it is that the men and women of the Air National Guard receive the same benefits as every other branch of the Military.