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National Guard

Answering the call of service to state.

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.

State Education Benefits

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, and 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 in conjunction with your G.I. Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance benefits.

''GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website athttp://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."

Armories and Recruiting Stations

Welcome To Basic Combat Training

Education Services Office

Contact Name:
CW3 Roman J. Lim
Office Phone:
Office Email:
Am I eligible?
What are the benefits?
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Get Started

  • Fill out this form and a Guard recruiter will contact you to answer all of your questions.
  • Get the conversation started, with no obligations on your part.

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