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NJ Army National Guard 63rd Army Band

Features and Benefits

Your College Tuition, 100% Covered
The New Jersey Army National Guard covers 100% tuition to any New Jersey state college and university for undergraduate and graduate studies. The Federal Tuition Assistance Program provides additional help with college expenses, covering up to 100% of tuition and fees to any accredited public or private college.

Pay Off Student Loans
You may qualify for The Student Loan Repayment Program, which provides up to $50,000 on qualifying student loans held at the time of enlistment.

GI Bill
The Montgomery GI Bill provides additional money to help with all education expenses while attending college full- or part-time in monthly payments of up to $367 for 36 months.

Musical Instrument
The 63rd Army Band provides you with a professional grade instrument and all musical accessories for free!

Earn More From Day One
As a qualified musician, you can receive an automatic advance in pay and rank to Specialist E-4 upon enlistment, raising your starting drill pay. Serve longer and earn even more.

Insurance, Exclusive Discounts, and More
While on duty you get free meals, medical care, uniforms and housing. As a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard you qualify for low-cost health and life insurance, access to Post Exchange and Commissary for tax-free shopping, free hunting and fishing license, free beach privileges at our beach in Sea Girt, and discounts from thousands of retailers and service providers across the nation.
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