Behind the Cover: Surprise changes to the GI Bill


Marines often say that one of the biggest reasons they read Marine Corps Times is for the stories on pay and benefits.

If so, consider this week’s issue meat-and-potatoes coverage at its finest.

Congressional editor Rick Maze delivers a cover story this week outlining 13 changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. They include perks like extending an existing $1,000 book bonus already available to student veterans to spouses and active-duty service members.

The bill passed through Congress last week in a surprise. It’s considered a compromise among veterans groups, schools and the Veterans Affairs Department to gripes that existed with the GI Bill.

This week’s Marine Corps Times also includes a full pull-out chart outlining the BAH rates for every city and every rank in the service. Check it out on newsstands now or subscribe here and see it right now.


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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.

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