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PATRICK BUFFETT / U.S. ARMY

The Army is holding its first nationwide virtual recruiting campaign, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to scale back face-to-face interactions and revealed gaps in its digital outreach strategy.


Carson Frame / Texas Public Radio

The immigration advocacy group Veterans for New Americans hosted a panel discussion at San Antonio College’s Victory Center Thursday evening, exploring the history of military service by immigrants and the legal barriers to the enlistment of foreign-born residents.

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The Army is facing a manpower shortage in an era when most young Americans don’t qualify to serve in the armed forces—mostly because of obesity. But the service has come up with a way to screen recruits whose health habits put them at greater risk of injuries during training.


The Trump Administration wants to grow the Army substantially, even as potential recruits get harder to find. That's putting more pressure on recruiters than they've seen in years.