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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



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.”

Recruiters are able to help individuals complete the majority of the Army's application requirements without any in-person contact to determine eligibility and guarantee training of choice and any monetary incentives for which they qualify.
U.S. Army recruiters accepting virtual applications
By USAREC Public Affairs | April 1, 2020
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.

March2Success is an online test preparation program geared toward helping students improve their capabilities on standardized tests, like the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, used by the U.S. military to assess a potential applicant’s capabilities.
USAREC helps students March 2 Success
By USAREC Public Affairs | March 30, 2020
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.



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