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After tough year, military recruiting is looking up

| Staff Reporters
By Jim Garamone Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary, said recruiting will remain challenging, but the services are adapting to the challenging environment and there’s reason to be optimistic. Last fiscal year, only the Marine Corps and the Space Force made their recruiting goals. Still, there are concerns. Only 23 percent of young people between 17 […]
A Night of Arrivals staff member motivates new recruits as they line up inside the Golden 13 recruit in-processing center at Recruit Training Command. Boot camp is approximately 10 weeks and all enlistees into the U.S. Navy begin their careers at the command. Training includes five warfighting competencies of firefighting, damage control, seamanship, watchstanding, and small arms handling and marksmanship along with physical fitness and lessons in Navy heritage and core values, Warrior Toughness, Life Skills, teamwork and discipline. More than 40,000 recruits train annually at the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Olympia O. Martin).


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