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Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities postpone all elective procedures
March 26, 2020 - 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.

HRAP Soldier movement update
March 26, 2020 - 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

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 - 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)

Online interactive COVID-19 symptom self-checker
March 23, 2020 - 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

Important Tax Information
March 20, 2020 - 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.



Spc. Carly Schroeder, center, stands proud with 450 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment as they await to reunite with their Family members June 26 for Family Day. With one day to go before Basic Combat Training graduation, these Soldiers will have an opportunity to spend a day with their Families and new friends.
Future Soldier Update
By USAREC G3 | March 24, 2020
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:

Confirmed USAREC COVID-19 Cases
Army Recruiting announces positive COVID-19 cases
By USAREC Public Affairs | March 23, 2020
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.

USAREC shifts to virtual recruiting to reduce COVID-19 risk
By USAREC Public Affairs | March 20, 2020
All recruiting stations within U.S. Army Recruiting Command are shifting to mobile and virtual operations to limit in-person contact.

Recruiting and Retention College
RRC stops movement of students under DoD travel guidance
By USAREC Public Affairs | March 14, 2020
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.

Coronavirus Disease 2019
USAREC monitoring coronavirus impact
By USAREC PAO | March 11, 2020
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.

USAREC Positive COVD Cases


As of March 27, 2020
Totals include Soldiers and civilians



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