Six decades after the first G.I. Bill was passed, veterans educational incentive programs have helped millions of service members and their families. The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill — the most recent iteration passed in 2009 — is expected to do the same. Since then, one million veterans have utilized the bill to further their education.
Former Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, proposed the bill in 2007. It was designed to mirror the original World War II G.I. Bill, known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, which is credited with creating the modern-day middle class.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Shannon Travis, a staff sergeant in the Army Reserve earning her degree at McDaniel College, said that all service members should take full advantage of the bill. She added, “If they don’t use it, they’re missing out on so, so much.”
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.