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March 27, 2020

USAREC spouse donates handmade masks to hospital workers

Service for some means wearing a uniform, but this U.S. Army Recruiting Command spouse found herself turning to a sewing machine to answer her call. Tessa Paszek, wife of Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Alex Paszek, saw a need for hospital masks for her nursing friends; and a desire to help out her inner circle quickly turned into hundreds of requests for handmade, washable face masks.

March 27, 2020

Recruiting mission continues despite little interruptions

Army recruiters are most successful when they strike a solid work/life balance. However, during this coronavirus crisis, that balance is even more essential and challenging when Daddy’s home and the kids want to play.

March 26, 2020

Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities postpone all elective procedures

The Department of Defense has directed all Military Treatment Facilities and Dental Treatment Facilities to postpone all elective procedures and dental procedures performed on beneficiaries. This aligns with actions being taken across the nation to conserve healthcare resources, as well as protects patients, medical personnel, and the community from potential exposure to COVID-19. MTFs and DTFs will continue to conduct surgeries and procedures to save lives and avoid further harm from underlying conditions or diseases, or where the risk of delaying the procedure outweighs all other considerations.

March 26, 2020

HRAP Soldier movement update

Soldiers currently serving in the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program who have assignments for locations in the continental United States have been released to travel to their units of assignment. Soldiers will be screened for COVID-19 prior to travel to mitigate the spread. For Soldiers with assignments outside the continental United States, USAREC is working with Human Resources Command for exceptions to policy or diversions to CONUS locations

March 24, 2020

Digital Army Recruiting Remains Active

All Southern California U.S. Army recruiting stations are connecting with the public digitally to limit in-person contact.

March 24, 2020

Ohio medical recruiters join community partner to provide free lunches for Akron students

Two Army recruiters assigned to the 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion joined a local community partner and business owner to provide a supplemental lunch program to Akron, Ohio students between the ages of 1 and 18 recently.

March 24, 2020

60-Day Exception to Policy (ETP) to Maintain Annual Language Proficiency and Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) for Soldiers and Civilians Affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

60-Day Exception to Policy (ETP) to Maintain Annual Language Proficiency and Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB) for Soldiers and Civilians Affected by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 24, 2020

Future Soldier Update

Due to recent changes to our operating posture in regards to the COVID-19 threat, the following changes to the Future Soldier Training Program will be in effect until further notice:

March 23, 2020

Army Recruiting announces positive COVID-19 cases

Two recruiters assigned to U.S. Army Recruiting Command* tested positive for the COVID-19 virus over the weekend and are currently in isolation at their residences. The Army is working with local health officials to begin the process of tracing and contacting people with whom the recruiters might have had contact with over the past two weeks.

March 23, 2020

Online interactive COVID-19 symptom self-checker

On March 19, 2020, a new online interactive COVID-19 symptom self-checker was launched. The self-checker helps users make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19 or other diseases. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/ and click on Coronavirus Self-Checker