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U.S. Army offers $2,000 to enlist this week

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The U.S. Army is offering a $2,000 enlistment bonus to qualified applicants who sign up during Army National Hiring Days June 30-July 2.

The Army is offering the incentive as part of its first nationwide virtual recruiting drive with a goal of hiring 10,000 new full-time and part-time Soldiers.

Depending on the occupation selected, length of service contract, and basic training ship dates, individuals could also qualify for up to $40,000 in bonuses or $65,000 in student loan repayment.

The Army offers 150 different occupational specialties, ranging from infantry and armor to linguists and chemical specialists. These careers are offered either part-time in the Army Reserve or full-time in the Regular Army.

A U.S. Army career comes with professional certifications and credentials that translate to civilian careers, in addition to receiving up to $4,000 in tuition assistance each year for college courses to broaden and enrich those skills. Other benefits of an active-duty career include healthcare for the Soldier and family, the ability to live and work overseas, 30 days paid vacation each year, and a retirement savings package

To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, individuals must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be 17-34 years old; achieve a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test; meet medical, moral and physical requirements; and be a high school graduate or equivalent.

“This is the first time we have tried a coordinated, all-Army virtual hiring campaign,” said Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, commanding general for U.S. Army Recruiting Command. “These last three months have challenged our nation and our Army. Recruiters have been on a steady push to increase our digital and virtual capabilities over the last few years. This hiring campaign is about testing those skills to find and bring the right people into our Army.”

For more information about Army opportunities and to find a local recruiter, visit goarmy.com/hiringdays.