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National Guard

Serving Country and Community

In the Maine Army National Guard, you can help make a difference in your country and your community! Since 1642 men and women of Maine have stepped up to defend and protect our homes and communities near and far. As a member of the Maine Guard you will know that you are not just part of a military organization, but part of a proud family. While serving part-time in the military you can also have a full/part-time job outside the military, go to college, spend time with your family and more!

We currently offer:
- Up to $20,000enlistment bonus
- Affordable Health Insurance (about $48/mo for a single Soldier)
- 100% Tuition Waiver to Maine Colleges (see below)
Contact a recruiter to see how the Guard can help you succeed.

State Tuition Assistance

State Education Benefits

  • In-state college tuition waiver (up to 100% tuition)
  • Steady paycheck
  • The Veterans Dependents Education Benefits Program
  • Maine National Guard Education Assistance
  • Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
  • Split Training Program
  • Stripes for Buddies Programs
  • College Credits for Promotion
  • Life insurance for you and your family
  • Low-cost health insurance for you and your family

''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."

Education Services Office

Am I eligible?
What are the benefits?
Be more. Earn more.

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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