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COVID-19: Army To Test All New Recruits « Breaking Defense

Army soldiers undergo COVID-19 coronavirus checks at Fort Sill, Okla. WASHINGTON: This morning, hundreds of new recruits began arriving at the Army’s four initial training centers, the first in two weeks. While training had continued for soldiers already in the pipeline, the hold on new arrivals gave Training & Doctrine Command time to shore up its defense against the COVID-19 coronavirus. That included stocking enough test kits and diagnostic systems for the 950 recruits coming in this week, as well as their instructors. Gen. Paul Funk “We have enough test kits [and] testing equipment,” the four-star TRADOC commander, Gen. Paul ... Read more

COVID-19: Army Ramps Up Testing, Vaccine R&D « Breaking Defense

Army soldiers conduct COVID-19 coronavirus testing WASHINGTON: The Army is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 coronavirus within its ranks and across the nation as the pandemic spreads. Almost one thousand soldiers have tested positive for the virus – 992 from across the regular active-duty Army, Army National Guard, and  Army Reserve – Sec. Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said this afternoon. But many, of course, show no symptoms, which puts a premium on testing capabilities. After a cluster of roughly 50 cases, most asymptomatic, was detected in a single basic training battalion on Fort ... Read more

How Pete Buttigieg and Tulsi Gabbard plan to get SC military vote before Democratic primary | Military Digest

You’re reading exclusive content from our new SC Military Digest newsletter. Each week, the newsletter provides in-depth coverage of military issues across the Palmetto State, updates from our bases, headlines from around the nation and world, and more. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Only two presidential candidates know what it is like to deploy to the Middle East, what it’s like to swear an oath as a military officer and what it means to serve their country.  Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard are the only Democratic candidates with a ... Read more