Mount Olive Natives enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (12/19/2017) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – Pvt. Katlin Goins and Pvt. Whitley Pfeiffer of Mount Olive, Illinois, were sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Dec. 12, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

Goins enlisted as a 25U, Signal Support Systems Specialist, and Pfeiffer enlisted as a 92Y Unit Supply Specialist. Goins and Pfeiffer are assigned to Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois.

Upon completion of their initial training, Goins and Pfeiffer will be assigned to the 233rd Military Police Company.

Goins and Pfeiffer are seniors at Mount. Olive High School, Mount Olive, Illinois.

After successfully completing their training, Goins and Pfeiffer will be eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant, which pays 100 percent of college tuition while they work as a full-time students and a part-time Soldiers. They will also be eligible for the Select Reserve G.I. Bill and federal tuition assistance.

The Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Company M congratulate Goins and Pfeiffer and welcome them into the Illinois Army National Guard.

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