An Air National Guard recruiter walks new recruits through the enlistment process.

Speaking to a recruiter does not obligate an individual to serve, and it is possible to meet with a recruiter several times before joining the military. Recruiters can answer any questions about the specific service and the military in general; they help match people to career opportunities; and they help prepare recruits for Basic Military Training (BMT). Also, recruiters welcome questions from parents.

Parents are also welcome to witness the last stage of the enlistment process, which is an enlistment ceremony. During the ceremony, a military officer will conduct the Oath of Enlistment, in which recruits swear that they will support and defend the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Constitution of the United States.

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Education Benefits

The Montgomery GI-Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB SR/Chapter 1606) provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Guard. It is a monthly payment of up to $375 sent directly to the Guardsman (not to the school) to spend on books, supplies--anything the member deems appropriate.

100% College Tuition (can be used in conjunction with GI Bill) is also available through the Pennsylvania Education Assistant Program for eligible members.  This benefit will pay up to $3746.00 per semester based on the full-time rate (12+credits). The member must be a state resident, have a six year contract and have completed Basic Military Training. Member must be in a degree or certificate program at a school approved by the Pennsylvania higher Education Assistant Agency (PHEAA) and located in Pennsylvania.  There are over 400 approved schools. The list of schools include, but is not limited to:

Medical Benefits