The Hawaii Army National Guard provides operational forces in order to execute unified land operations around the globe. In addition, the Hawaii Army National Guard supports the Governor of the State of Hawaii by assisting community-based domestic operations aimed at restoring public health and safety as well as essential government services during times of emergency. As of September 2014, the assigned strength of the Hawaii Army National Guard was more than 3,000 Soldiers.
The Hawaii Army National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program (STAP) offers tuition waivers for eligible soldiers who have completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. The waiver covers 100% of your tuition if you are a community college student, or 50% of your tuition if you are a four-year university student. In order to be eligible for STAP, you must: Be pursuing an undergraduate degree Be enrolled in courses pertaining to that undergraduate degree Be a satisfactory performer in your assigned Hawaii National Guard unit STAP can also be used alongside your GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance benefits.
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