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US Army to participate in Oregon Future Farmers of American (FFA) Career and Education Expo - 03/14/23

REDMOND, Ore.—The US Army Recruiting Command, Portland Battalion, is scheduled to participate at the Oregon Future Farmers of American Career and Education Expo, March 16-18, 2023, at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, Ore.

The three-day event is open to all of Oregon’s 14,000 FFA members. Last year’s event, which was the first year following a hiatus due to COVID-19, was attended by more than 3,000 students from across 150 Oregon high schools.

The Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is located at; 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, in Portland, Ore.

According to their website, The Oregon FFA is a three-legged organization encompassing the Association, Foundation, and Alumni that work together to allow Oregon FFA members to thrive, succeed, and be educated in the agriculture industry. Founded in 1929, the FFA focuses on preparing its members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Members from the US Army’s 95th Military Police Detachment, headquartered at Joint-Base Lewis McChord, will be on hand at the US Army’s exhibit space with military working dogs. Their goal is to highlight non-traditional careers in the Army, as well as education benefits and other bonuses offered by the US Army.

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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