Sequestration Cuts Affect Military Men and Women



Springfield - The issue is money for college, what the sequestration took away from military education to be exact.

Everything is not getting cut however.

Illinois Army Guard Captain Dutch Grove said it's the additional money that covers items while you're in school.

With lots of questions coming from recruits, they're wanting to know what is changing, and Captain Grove told WAND News the cuts are not as bad as they may seem.

"We'd just like to make clear that it's not the Montgomery GI Bill, it's not the Illinois Veteran's Grant, or the Illinois Guard Grant.  This is just a supplemental education benefit.  If you join the Illinois Guard you can still be eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill, and you're still eligible for the Illinois Guard Grant."

Just last week Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis sponsored legislation in Washington, trying to get the money for the federal tuition assistance program back to the nation's troops.


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