Category: Command Updates

April 27, 2020

USAREC begins deliberate, methodical return to in-person applicant processing

U.S. Army Recruiting Command resumed in-person processing April 27 to allow applicants in certain areas of the country to complete their application requirements and confirm ship dates for basic training.

April 20, 2020

U.S. Army to resume shipping recruits to basic training after two-week pause

The U.S. Army will resume shipping future Soldiers to initial entry training April 20, following a two-week pause that was put in place to ensure necessary COVID-19 mitigation measures were operating effectively at all four Army training centers.

April 3, 2020

DOD-ASYMCA Fitness Fitness Initiative (Gym membership program) Update

The following changes have been made to the DOD/ASYMCA Fitness Initiative (Gym membership program):

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

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 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 and click on Coronavirus Self-Checker

March 20, 2020

Important Tax Information

IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION: The federal tax filing deadline has been moved to July 15th; however, some states are keeping the April 15 deadline. Check with your state to see if any changes have been made to ensure you don't miss the state tax filing deadline.

March 17, 2020

Nurse Advice Line for Assessment - Personnel

Concerned with symptoms related to coronavirus? Call the Nurse Advice Line for Assessment - Personnel who are TRICARE beneficiaries can access the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line (NAL) for symptom assessment related to COVID-19; the NAL team has access to current information regarding the disease, to include triage guidelines for possible infection. For more information: or call 1-800-874-2273, option 1.

March 17, 2020

HRAP Soldiers delaying movement

USAREC is delaying movement of Soldiers currently serving in the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program, as part of the Department of Defense-wide stop movement to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The HRAP allows Soldiers who recently graduated from Advanced Individual Training the opportunity to spend 14 days supporting local recruiting efforts in their hometown prior to moving to their first duty station. Soldiers currently part of the program will remained attached to their current recruiting stations until further notice.



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