GI Bill For PA National Guard Families Passes State House

A bill that would benefit the families of Pennsylvania National Guard members who re-enlist has been unanimously approved by the state House. The bill would establish the Military Family Education Program or GI Bill for Families. Under the legislation the spouse and/or children of a Pennsylvania National Guard Member who re-enlists for a second six-year term would receive 10 semesters of tuition-free higher education. Representative Stephen Barrar says the bill would also address the re-enlistment problem facing the National Guard which is about 2,300 members short.