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Gov. Whitmer to Sign Legislation Lowering Costs of College Tuition for Military Spouses and Children in Detroit, Accept the Charles Dick Medal of Merit

LANSING, Mich. – Today, in Detroit, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will join National Guard members, their families and state lawmakers to sign legislation that expands the Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance Program eligibility for spouses and dependents. Tuition assistance helps with recruiting, retention and the overall quality of life for Guard members and their families. After Gov. Whitmer signs the bill, the Guard will present her with the Charles Dick Medal of Merit. The award is designed to recognize the contributions to the National Guard by elected representatives to legislative bodies at the state and national levels. 
  • WHO: Governor Whitmer; U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; Jeff Frisby, Executive Director, National Guard Association of Michigan; Simon Brackett, President, National Guard Association of Michigan
  • WHAT: Bill Signing & Award Presentation
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m., please arrive by 2:45 p.m. for check-in.             
  • WHERE: To request credentials for the in-person event in Detroit, please RSVP by 1:00PM to

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