Vermont National Guard alone in Northeast without full tuition waiver for members

Sep 1, 2017 by

COLCHESTER – There was little question Micah Paroline would join the military. Members of his family have served their country for generations, and Paroline, of Essex, would continue that tradition.

He joined the Junior Air Force ROTC at Essex High School and began to plan with his buddies where they eventually would serve.

Most of those who opted for the National Guard signed up with Massachusetts and New York units, Paroline recalled. Why would Vermonters leave the Green Mountains for Guard service, when the state has its own well-regarded Air and Army National Guard units?

Because National Guard members receive higher education tuition waivers in exchange for their service in every other state in the Northeast — and in 39 U.S. states and territories total. One of the exceptions: Vermont.

Source: Vermont National Guard alone in Northeast without full tuition waiver for members

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