Belvidere Native enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/07/2018) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – Pvt. Austin Harnois, of Belvidere, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Jan. 31, at the Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station.

Harnois enlisted as a 12N, Horizontal Engineer, and is assigned Company C, Recruit Sustainment Program in Machesney Park, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training, Harnois will be assigned to the 661st Horizontal Engineer Company.

Harnois is a senior at Belvidere North High School, Belvidere, Illinois.

After successfully completing his training, Harnois will be eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant, which pays 100 percent of college tuition while he works as a full-time student and a part-time Soldier. He will also be eligible for the Select Reserve G.I. Bill and federal tuition assistance.

Sgt. Jose Flores of Company C, congratulated Harnois and welcomd him into the Illinois Army National Guard.

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