McHOSE BILL RAISING AWARENESS OF COLLEGE BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS APPROVED BY COMMITTEE

The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee unanimously approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose that would raise awareness of educational benefits available for veterans to attend college. “Veterans are often deterred from higher education because they are unaware of how the Post-9/11 GI Bill greatly reduces the cost of college,” McHose, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris, said. “Veterans’ Education Awareness Week will remind us that we must do a better job of making sure our heroes take advantage of all of the benefits they have earned.” Veterans’ Education Awareness Week would be the second full week in November, coinciding with Veterans Day to raise awareness of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Operation College Promise (http://www.operationpromiseforservicemembers.com/), a website where New Jersey Veterans can find resources to help them maximize the education benefits they have earned. The resolution, AJR-25, requests the Governor to issue a proclamation calling on public officials and citizens to observe the week with appropriate activities and programs. “Helping veterans pay for college is an important part of our country’s heritage of assisting soldiers return to civilian life,” McHose said. “We owe it to our military members to make them aware of the resources that are available to them.” ####

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