Nevada vet faults new GI Bill

A Reno veteran of the Iraq war has written an article calling the new GI Bill “incomplete” because it does not serve National Guard troops and reservists.

“The fine print in the Post-9/11 GI Bill systematically places National Guardsmen and reservists in a ‘second-class’ category,” wrote Phillip Chrystal on the Truthdig online news service. “With the military overextended in Iraq and Afghanistan, America’s volunteer, part-time citizen-soldiers dropped their civilian careers to serve their nation. That same country now restricts the money those veterans rightfully earned for education.”