Missouri Guard Helps Student Members Avoid Debt

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – At a time when America’s youth are increasingly concerned with student loan debt, tuition assistance is consistently ranked as a top reason many join the Missouri Air National Guard.

The opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at little or no direct financial cost draws many to military service, said Senior Master Sgt. Jorge Gonzalez, the Missouri Air National Guard’s recruiting superintendent.

“No doubt, education benefits are a top reason we hear people want to join the Guard,” Gonzalez said. “Certainly, community service is a factor, but the education benefits that accompany service is something we’re consistently asked about when we visit with potential recruits and families.”

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