Obama to Note New GI Bill in Effect



More than 25,000 U.S. military personnel have pre-applied to transfer unused educational benefits in the GI Bill to family members, the Pentagon said. The transfer of unused benefits became effective Saturday.

The bill gives military personnel 36 months of educational benefits under certain circumstances. Service members can use or transfer as much of their educational benefits as they like, and they can revoke or re-designate the benefits' recipient any time, a Pentagon official said.

After the event at George Mason University, Obama will meet one-on-one with Sheik al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, emir of Kuwait, in the Oval Office. Obama and Biden also will lunch with the emir in the Old Family Dining Room.


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