Extremism not acceptable for present, future Soldiers
Staff Sgt. Ami Witherspoon, a recruiter assigned to Mid-Missouri Company, Kansas City Recruiting Battalion, speaks with a prospect about joining the U.S. Army. (Photo by Brian Hill)
Feb. 24, 2021 - It was voiced in the universal language of all caps in bold type: “THERE IS NO PLACE FOR EXTREMISM IN OUR ARMY.”

Joining elite language, tech Soldiers includes bonus up to $40K
Sgt. 1st Class Jake deployed to Afghanistan with the Army's Green Berets as a 35P, the Army designation for signals intelligence voice interceptor.
Feb. 22, 2021 - The .50-caliber bullets rained down for eight days before Sgt. 1st Class Jake’s team caught a break. The enemy combatant behind the high-powered weapon sent out a radio message. Jake’s ultramodern equipment intercepted it and a highly-skilled teammate translated from their position on a hilltop in Afghanistan.

Incentive lets Future Soldiers get ‘PaY’d now, gain employment later
Second Lt. Si Hua Deng, an Army Reservist, works full time as a manager-in-training for J.B. Hunt. Deng was guaranteed a job interview with the company through the Army's Partnership for Youth Success.
Feb. 10, 2021 - Amazon, Tesla and Disney all agree. The U.S. Army has the talent they want.

Next virtual fair campaign gets bold ‘boost’
Chris Robinette of Elkins, West Virginia, discusses joining the U.S. Army with Staff Sgt. Emmanuel Marfo during a virtual career fair. Marfo is a recruiter assigned to 1st Recruiting Brigade, U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
Feb. 3, 2021 - When it comes to recruiting, the commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen, said “it’s all about making the next event better than the last one.”

Fire, Snow, and a Call to Serve: Army past, public service important parts of Future Soldier
Tessa Morris was a ski patrol director when she enlisted to be a combat medic in the U.S. Army. Her grandfather, Robert Harris, was a combat medic for the Army's 10th Mountain Division during World War II. (Courtesy photos)
Jan. 29, 2021 - Foxholes, chocolate and cigarettes. That is what Tessa Morris remembers about her first Army conversation with her grandpa.