Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an older adult with at least a high school diploma, GED or HS Equivalent, achieving your goals might be easier than you think. We all have goals, but sometimes we lack the necessary experience to reach those goals or other factors that can get in the way.

Do you want a stronger future for you and your family? The US Army is more than a paycheck. From health care and housing to education and bonuses, they have benefits to support what's most important for your future.

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And now is a great time to connect with the US Army.

U.S. Army recruiters in Philadelphia and New Jersey are part of the U.S. Army’s first nationwide virtual hiring campaign June 30-July 2 with a goal of recruiting 10,000 new soldiers to serve in 150 different occupations.

Use these three days to learn about the Army’s potential career paths, ranging from traditional combat roles to support positions in logistics, engineering and technology. Recruiters also will discuss the benefits of military service, such as health insurance, retirement plans, training and education opportunities, and family support programs.

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U.S. Army recruiters have focused heavily on virtual communications since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a socially distant society. Army National Hiring Days is an expansion of that effort.

During Army National Hiring Days, interested individuals can visit www.goarmy.com/hiringdays to see if they meet the qualifications, learn about job opportunities and associated hiring incentives, and connect with a recruiter in their area.

“Find out how you can turn your experience in to an Army career. Qualified applicants are eligible for a $2,000 bonus for joining during Army National Hiring Days,” said Lieutenant Colonel Brandon Toolan, who serves as the Commander of the Mid-Atlantic Army Recruiting Battalion. “The Army will help you redefine your skills and inspire change in the U.S. Army. Join professionals with the most-diverse skillsets the world. The U.S. Army will always answer the call to protect America no matter the challenges we face as a nation. Join us in answering that call.

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To become an enlisted Soldier in the U.S. Army, individuals must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be 17-34 years old; achieve a minimum score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test; meet medical, moral and physical requirements; and be a high school graduate or equivalent.

Qualified applicants are eligible for bonuses up to $40,000 or student loan reimbursement up to $65,000, depending on the selected occupation, length of the contract, and timeline for shipping to basic training.

For more information about Army National Hiring Days in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey area or to request an interview with a local recruiter, please contact Mr. Michael Halloran with Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs at michael.j.halloran.civ@mail.mil or 732-408-4427.

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Through their National Hiring Days event, if you connect with the US Army before July 2nd, you’ll earn an extra $2,000 bonus or a four-year scholarship when you join! Over 10,000 positions are available with 150 different career options. Click here to learn more on their website. 

You can make the choice of how you would like to serve, whether it be full-time or in the Army Reserve.