Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits – Education and Training

by Benefits.VA.gov Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.  You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty* after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a … Continued

Deadline for Post 911 GI Bill Benefits Transfer Exemptions Approaching

Military personnel serving under the Post 911 GI Bill may in some cases transfer their GI Bill education benefits to family members.  The August 01, 2013 deadline to transfer benefits without incurring the need to serve more time is approaching quickly for many service members. According to the site, milConnect, “A special provision of the … Continued

Helicopter Flight Training Profiles: Always A Marine

Helicopter Flight Training Using GI Bill Benefits to Become a Professional Helicopter Pilot [CAREER UPDATE: 02-15-15: CJ has just announced he has landed a job and will begin flying professionally (outside of Guidance) in March, 2015. Congrats CJ!!]  James (CJ) Schneider III is a CFI, CFI-I for both Helicopter and Fixed Wing. He works for … Continued

Veteran Using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training

Case Study No. 2 in our series on “Veterans Using Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training” features Ruben Velasco, US Army Veteran and Guidance Aviation helicopter flight training student. Ruben is attending the Yavapai College Associate of Applied Arts (AAS) degree program, Professional Pilot-Helicopters, with Guidance Aviation as the sole provider of … Continued

More Changes to GI Bill as of Oct 1, 2011

Reported on Military.comThe Post-9/11 GI Bill has evolved quite a bit over the last few years. Some changes have improved the ben­e­fit for vet­er­ans, while other – less pop­u­lar — changes were made to pay for the improve­ments. The lat­est changes came on the first of August, mainly in the form of tuition and fee lim­its and unpop­u­lar reduc­tions of … Continued

Prescott, Arizona: A Picture Perfect Place to Become a Professional Pilot

It’s not just the 300+ days of sunshine nor just the challenge of high altitude flight training that attracts our student pilots from all over the nation.  Nor is it that we offer an incredible flight training program for U.S. Veterans using their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits through the Yavapai College Professional Pilot Program.  Those are all great reasons.  There’s another reason. … Continued

Veterans help Veterans use Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for flight training

Marine and Army Veterans Help Veterans use Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training Curtis Marshall, Veteran, Sergeant, US Marines and Jason Martin, Veteran, Sergeant, US Army, have dream jobs working as professional helicopter pilots. [CAREER UPDATE: Curt Marshall is now flying professionally for a utility company and Jason Martin is now flying professionally … Continued

Post 9/11 GI Bill Grandfather Clause Update

Text Posted on Facebook by:  The Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yesterday, the House passed a version of the Post-9/11 GI Bill grandfather clause which would preserve current tuition and fee rates for those affected by the pending $17,500 cap. Rick Maze at the Air Force Times has more at the link below. … Continued

New Flight Student BBQ & Awards Ceremony at Guidance Helicopters

Get your BBQ and flight suit on this Friday, May 13, 2011 at 1700 – 1900 local time, during the new flight student BBQ and awards ceremony which will take place at Guidance Helicopters hangar at the Prescott Airport. Helicopter flights will be given to family and friends of students. BBQ includes hamburgers, hot dogs, … Continued