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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:55 AM

The Army is asking retired medics and nurses to come back on active-duty for COVID-19 response

The U.S. Army is asking retired soldiers who served in health care fields if they want to come back on active duty to help deal with the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"These extraordinary challenges require equally extraordinary solutions and that's why we're turning to you," wrote Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, deputy chief of staff for Human Resources Command, in an email sent to former service members on Wednesday.

"When the Nation called, you answered, and now, that call may come again," Seamands wrote.

The email with the subject line "Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response," asked interested soldiers to reach out to the Army if they served in a medical field and remain qualified.

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-medic-covid-19


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Reply The Army is asking retired medics and nurses to come back on active-duty for COVID-19 response (Original post)
douglas9 Mar 26 OP
beachbumbob Mar 26 #1
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douglas9 Mar 27 #3
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douglas9 Mar 31 #6

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:11 AM

1. we can't supply our healthcare workers with the basic needs of mask and gloves, why would any

one expect others to go into battle with nothing more than fly swatters?

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:47 AM

2. I thought Trump expects it to be over by Easter?

Why would they need more medical personnel?

Perhaps, they know something we don't...

Seems like they are planning for the explosion of Covid cases.

Maybe I'm just a nervous nelly...but this does not make me feel good at all.

Edit: I am kind of being sarcastic, I am already nervous...lol

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:43 AM

3. Army says more than 9,000 retired medics, nurses, and docs want to help with the COVID-19 response

The U.S. Army said Thursday that more than 9,000 retired soldiers in healthcare fields had expressed interest in coming back on active duty to help with the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"The initial response has been very positive," the service said in an emailed statement.

The Army sent notifications on Wednesday to more than 800,000 former soldiers to gauge their willingness to help with the response to COVID-19 as cases have surged over the past week in the United States.

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/army-covid-medics-rejoin

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Response to douglas9 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:36 PM

4. I responded even though

I wasn't in the medical field. I was Army Transportation and to my surprise, I received an email from Human Resources Command asking me to fill out a questionnaire which I did.

That will probably be the end of it though...I've been out for 29 years.

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Response to douglas9 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 09:41 PM

5. That number is now over

14,000.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 12:44 PM

6. Trump's IRR Recall Order: What You Need to Know

You may have heard that President Trump signed an executive order Friday, March 27 allowing the military to recall members of the selected reserve and some former service members to active duty in support of the government's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

While this sounds ominous, the executive order is mainly a formality giving the Pentagon the authority to recall reserve members as necessary. A federal law (10 U.S. Code  12302) that has been around since 1953 authorizes the president to recall up to one million reservists for up to two years in times of national emergency.

The military branches have also started to gauge interest from recently separated members on volunteering to return to active duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Army, for example, recently contacted 800,000 retired members asking about their willingness to return to active duty and help the service fight the pandemic. More than 17,000 retirees, representing various specialties, have responded at the time of this writing.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/03/30/trumps-irr-recall-order-what-you-need-know.html

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