MANSFIELD, Ohio – For high school graduates, a common selling point to enlist in the military is the G.I. Bill, which they can use to pay for education or job training after they complete initial service obligations.
Some recruits, however, find reasons to stay. Technical Sgt. Brittany Patton joined the Ohio Air National Guard specifically for the 100% paid tuition to college. But after a few months of wearing the uniform, she decided she wanted to stay until she can retire after 20 years,