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US Army Portland Recruiting Battalion to participate in Tualatin Invitation Wrestling Tournament - 01/24/23

PORTLAND, Oregon—The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Portland Battalion, is scheduled to participate in the Tualatin Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Jan. 28, 2023, where they will highlight career opportunities in the U.S. Army.

Tualatin High School is scheduled to host the tournament. The address is 22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd, in Tualatin Oregon.

The US Army Recruiting Team will host an exhibit space at the event, which will feature US Army-branded wrestling mats for the tournament. The event will host 17 teams from high schools across the region, and medals for first, second and third place finishers, and a trophy for the overall team champion.

Many athletes don’t realize the US Army has a World Class Athlete Program which features NCAA All-Americans, National and Armed Forces Champions and a World Team and US Olympic Team members on their own wrestling roster, which is comprised of men’s and women’s wrestling events.

Recently, the U.S. Army raised its enlistment bonus to $50,000 for qualified individuals who enlist for a six-year active duty commitment. For some high priority specialties, the Army is offering career-based incentives that range from $1,000 up to $40,000.

Aside from the career-based bonuses, there are “quick ship” bonuses for those who are prepared to head to Basic Combat Training within 90 days of up to $25,000. As part of the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program, foreign language skills can be worth up to $40,000 for certain career paths.

The Army also has a two-year enlistment option for 84 different career fields, ranging from infantry and combat engineers to paralegals and aviation operations specialists. Those who choose the two-year plan will serve two years full-time on active duty and then two years in the Army Reserve. Officials say this shorter enlistment opportunity allows individuals the ability to see if the Army is a good fit for them without immediately committing to a three- or six-year enlistment.

Additionally, the previous Department of Defense policy which mandated a COVID-19 vaccination for all incoming and current DoD members has been rescinded. Applicants enlisting into the US Army no longer have to agree to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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