If so, it's the first time in history they've ever done it. Vets have ALWAYS been covered by the "G.I. Bill" that was in force during their term of service, and if there was an overlap during their active duty the individual usually had a choice to slect which program he or she wanted. Once discharged or retired, you were covered by that plan until the benefits were consumed or expired.
They've never before broken promises regarding educational benefits, so I'd certainly contact McIntyre's office for confirmation before I took UNCW's word for it.
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