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    Military Information

    MWHS Recruiters-
    Air Force- TSGT James Duncan  570-452-3438
    Army- SGT First Class Daniel Chastain   570-374-5777
    Coast Guard/Reserves- 215-632-0568
    Marines- Sgt Landon Wilhite  724-433-0500
    Navy-NC1 (SCW) Alex McCrary  570-374-6100
    PA Army National Guard- SSG Ryan Erdman 717-884-1438

    Today's Military.com-

    A website that offers information about the service branches, things to know before serving, benefits and military career information.  Information can be requested and recruiters contacted through this website.

    Careers in the Military-

    A career exploration website for military careers in the various service branches.  Career information is provided within job families.

    ASVAB Test-

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is given to all tenth grade students.  The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work. 

    Free practice ASVAB test.

    Tuition Support-

    Tuition Support is one of the many ways the Military can help service members with the rising cost of further education. There are four main initiatives that make up Tuition Support Programs:

    GI Bill Benefit- Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance-

    Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance that provides benefits for the dependent spouse and children of individuals killed on active duty or those veterans who are totally disabled because of active duty injuries.

    Benefits available if you are a son or daughter, as long as you have entitlement left, you may generally receive benefits under this program from age 18 to 26.  Students may receive up to $936/ month for a full-time student. 

    For more information go to
    www.gibill.va.gov and click on Education Forms.

    Mission Homefront-
    The Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Center for Schools and Communities, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania National Guard, joined forces in an initiative entitled Mission Homefront to address the needs of children and families affected by military deployment, particularly as it relates to academic achievement. Mission Homefront is designed to educate and provide resources for Pennsylvania’s school personnel and families who are struggling with the impact of deployment on Pennsylvania’s children.

    Officer Training-

    Today's Army Officer Corps provides leadership to the strongest, smartest team in the world.  Officers are responsible; honing management, leadership, and decision-making skills that will be used for the rest of their careers- either in the Army or in the civilian world.  There are two pre-college paths to Army Officership:  West Point or the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).  Go to www.goarmy.com/officer to learn more.

    The US Military Academy at West Point is a fully funded world-class education that empowers cadets to achieve their best as scholars, athletes, and leaders.  Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as Lieutenants in the US Army with a 5-year service obligation.  Learn more at http://admissions.westpoint.edu.

    ROTC is the US Army's largest source of Officers.  Army ROTC is available to students at nearly every college in America.  Cadets gain the character-building aspects of a diverse, self-disciplined civilian education, along with leadership training integrated into a fully funded undergraduate education.  Learn more at www.goarmy.com/rotc.

    Military Academies-

    Candidates must receive a nomination from a member of Congress or from leaders in the various military branches.  They are evaluated on academic, physical and leadership potential.  A commitment of military service is five years.  Candidates receive a 4-year degree that includes focus on leadership positions, athletics, military obligations and academics.

    Air Force Academy- Colorado Springs, CO
    Army- West Point, NY
    Coast Guard- New London, CT
    Merchant Marine Academy- Kings Point, NY
    Navy- Annapolis, MD

    Nominations for Academies-

    Current seniors that will be applying for a congressional nomination to the U.S. Service Academies need to submit their application to Congressmen Marino by due October 6th. The application is on the Congressman’s website at marino.house.gov.  If any students have questions, please contact Phil Pulizzi in the Congressman’s Washington office at 202-226-6809 or philip.pulizzi @mail.house.gov.

     

     

     

    Last updated October 12, 2018 9:04 AM

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