U.S. Military still recruiting during COVID-19 outbreak although recruiting methods may have changedSubmitted: 03/25/2020
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U.S. Military still recruiting during COVID-19 outbreak although recruiting methods may have changed
RHINELANDER - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, military representatives say they're still looking for applicants but recruiting methods may have changed.

Staff Sgt. Jacob Gerdts, a Rhinelander-based recruiter, says the U.S. Air Force is no longer doing in-person interviews.

In a Facebook video, Gerdts said current U.S. Air Force applicants will be sworn into the delayed entry program and go to basic training at a later date.

"With our new system recently put into place our applicants will begin processing over video conference and complete the necessary paperwork required to send them to the military entrance processing station," said Gerdts.

The Army has switched to 100% virtual recruiting amid the coronavirus outbreak while Marine recruiting stations are staying open.

Find further information on other military branches here.

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