Taylorville Native enlists in Illinois Air National Guard

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (04/13/2018) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – Airman 1st Class Donald Mathon, of Taylorville, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Air National Guard April 9, at the 183rd Wing, in Springfield, Illinois.

Wayland enlisted as a 1C5X1, Command and Control Battle Management Operations, and is assigned to the Student Flight Program in Springfield, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training, Mathon will be assigned to the 183rd Combat Operations Squadron.

Mathon is a 2002 graduate of Taylorville High School, in Taylorville, Illinois.

After successfully completing his training, Mathon 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 Airman. He will also be eligible for the Select Reserve G.I. Bill and federal tuition assistance.

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