Those who join give much, and they get much in return. The United States Armed Forces provide them with rich personal and professional development, a place for them to grow and find themselves, and if they decide to leave the military, they have a leg up on their civilian careers.
More than 250,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are attending college or vocational training today under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. They follow in the footsteps of the millions who benefited from the GI Bill after World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The GI bill has transformed America by creating a middle class over the last three generations, and providing the high quality workforce that has given America an edge in business, science, engineering and medicine.