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BISMARCK – U.S. Senator and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the Air National Guard selecting North Dakota as one of 14 states participating in a pilot program providing college tuition assistance to Air National Guard members:

“Tuition assistance is an excellent recruitment tool. Being able to offer some of the same benefits as others is only fair, and I applaud the Air National Guard for advancing these efforts. With a growing economy across the country and a booming economy in North Dakota, this move represents an important step toward helping the Guard compete for new members.” 

As a member of SASC, Cramer sponsored legislation in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) encouraging the Air National Guard to start providing tuition assistance.

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