USAREC begins deliberate, methodical return to in-person applicant processing
USAREC returns to in-person applicant processing
April 27, 2020 - 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.

U.S. Army to resume shipping recruits to basic training after two-week pause
Recruiters resume shipping to basic training after two-week pause.
April 20, 2020 - 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.

DOD-ASYMCA Fitness Fitness Initiative (Gym membership program) Update
April 3, 2020 - The following changes have been made to the DOD/ASYMCA Fitness Initiative (Gym membership program):

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



Second Lt. Si Hua Deng, an Army Reservist, works full time as a manager-in-training for J.B. Hunt. Deng was guaranteed a job interview with the company through the Army's Partnership for Youth Success.
Incentive lets Future Soldiers get ‘PaY’d now, gain employment later
By Jason Schaap | Feb. 10, 2021
Amazon, Tesla and Disney all agree. The U.S. Army has the talent they want.

Capt. Lucas Pierce interacts online with students from George Mason University during a virtual career fair hosted by the school. A U.S. Army Recruiting Command campaign to blitz the fast-growing world of virtual fairs is running through mid-December. Pierce is assigned to the command’s 1st Recruiting Brigade.
‘Virtually’ Everywhere: USAREC participating in online career fairs nationwide
By Jason Schaap | Nov. 23, 2020
Things are Indeed busy on the virtual recruiting front.

Gen. Paul Funk II, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visits with recruiters of the Iron Bridge Recruiting Station in Chester, Virginia, May 4. Funk received a brief on how recruiting operations are being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
USAREC resumes in-person processing requirements in some locations
By USAREC Public Affairs | May 11, 2020
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.

U.S. Army places temporary hold on new recruits to basic training.
U.S. Army places temporary hold on new recruits to basic training
By USAREC Public Affairs | April 6, 2020
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.

Army recruits stand in formation before taking their oath of enlistment.
Future Soldiers with coronavirus-related hardships may be eligible for pay before basic training
By USAREC Public Affairs | April 2, 2020
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.”



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