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April 9, 2020

Central Jersey recruiters make masks with 3D Printers for essential personnel

While social distancing is the new norm for much of America, U.S. Army recruiters in New Jersey have found a way to continue supporting their community from afar, using personal 3D printers to make surgical masks for local first responders.

April 8, 2020

Recruiters shift to virtual in face of pandemic

Leading Soldiers to victory over adversaries is something commanders have done since the inception of the Army. Coronavirus is one enemy, however, that Lt. Col. Martin DeBock, leader of the Albany Army Recruiting Battalion, acknowledges is formidable in a new way.

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

Future Soldier overcomes loss, completes 10-year enlistment journey

Joining the U.S. Army has always been Christopher Henley’s dream. Both his grandfathers and sister served, he was in shape and he had always wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself. In 2019, Henley returned to his local Army recruiting station to continue on his enlistment journey.

March 2, 2020

Students have out of this world Army Enlistment

Richmond Recruiting Battalion future Soldiers joined high school students from across the U.S. in the first nationwide oath of enlistment ceremony that was, quite literally, out of this world Feb. 26. The Richmond Recruiting Battalion alone welcomed nearly 30 future Soldiers, with virtual swear ins at Princeton Senior High School in Princeton, W.Va. and Prince George High School in Richmond, Va.

Oct. 10, 2019

North Shore recruiters respond to bus driver’s emergency

Capt. Carrie Haag and 1st Sgt. Charles Cotto were driving back to their company headquarters on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts, after a packed day of station visits, when a school transportation van suddenly pulled a hard left across the highway in front of their truck.

Oct. 3, 2019

CG Defender of Liberty award 4th quarter announcement

Congratulations to the following 138 stations and 11 companies for achieving the USAREC 4th quarter of fiscal year 2019 Defender of Liberty award. The criteria to receive this award is earned through hard work, perseverance, and sheer dedication as a team to every facet of the Recruiting mission.

Oct. 1, 2019

ArmyCon: Where virtual and reality meet

The U.S. Army is aiming to connect the gaming world to the military characters and equipment featured in many of today’s most popular games during the first-ever ArmyCon at the Army Ten-Miler Expo Park and D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11-12.

Sept. 19, 2019

Future Soldiers start Army career with a hole-in-one

For young men and woman who choose to join the U.S. Army, their first steps as Soldiers usually take place at a Military Entrance Processing Station with only a few family members there to congratulate them on their decision to serve. A simple ceremony that only lasts about a minute, resulting in the lifetime title of Army Soldier.

Sept. 18, 2019

Winter soldiers, united by family and service

Meet Michael Winter, a future Army Soldier “I’m here to join the Army Reserve,” Michael Winter said proudly. “It aligns with what I want to do, where, in the near future, I can be successful and provide for my family.” While some future Soldiers travel to MEPS with only their recruiter to guide them, Michael Winter arrived to Beckley with his biggest fan, Army recruiter and father, Master Sgt. Timothy Winter.