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May 11, 2020

USAREC resumes in-person processing requirements in some locations

U.S. Army Recruiting Command is gradually increasing the use of its recruiting stations on a case-by-case basis using a science-based approach to assess risk and evaluate local conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2020

U.S. Army places temporary hold on new recruits to basic training

The U.S. Army has temporarily delayed the movement of Future Soldiers to Basic Combat Training effective April 6. Those who are currently in BCT and Advanced Individual Training will continue training under the screening and monitoring guidelines established last month and will proceed to their next assignments upon graduation.

April 2, 2020

Future Soldiers with coronavirus-related hardships may be eligible for pay before basic training

Future Soldiers who are experiencing extreme hardship because of training delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for some financial relief through a new “Future Soldier to Active Duty Program.”

April 1, 2020

U.S. Army recruiters accepting virtual applications

While social distancing remains a part of daily life throughout the nation, U.S. Army recruiters are using online applications and virtual interviews to continue helping interested individuals plan for their future and pursue full-time or part-time careers in the military.

March 30, 2020

USAREC helps students March 2 Success

Schools across the country have gone to nontraditional learning to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, and the U.S. Army offers a program aimed at helping students maintain academic achievements during this unprecedented time.

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 20, 2020

USAREC shifts to virtual recruiting to reduce COVID-19 risk

All recruiting stations within U.S. Army Recruiting Command are shifting to mobile and virtual operations to limit in-person contact.

March 14, 2020

RRC stops movement of students under DoD travel guidance

U.S. Army Recruiting Command is stopping movement of all new students to the Recruiting and Retention College effective immediately, based on guidance issued March 13 by the Department of Defense to restrict domestic travel in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

March 11, 2020

USAREC monitoring coronavirus impact

U.S. Army Recruiting Command's Command Surgeon Lt. Col. Katrina Walters discusses COVID-19, coronavirus disease, and measures that should be taken by personnel to mitigate the spread of the disease.