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    Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Received this in my e-mail a short while ago from Army Human Resources Command.....any other retired military medical personnel get this?

    The U.S. Army is reaching out to gauge the interest of our retired officers, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers who would be willing to assist with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic response effort should their skills and expertise be required.

    These extraordinary challenges require equally extraordinary solutions and that's why we're turning to you -- trusted professionals capable of operating under constantly changing conditions. When the Nation called -- you answered, and now, that call may come again.

    If interested and you remain qualified to serve in any of the following health care specialties: 60F: Critical Care Officer; 60N: Anesthesiologist; 66F: Nurse Anesthetist; 66S: Critical Care Nurse; 66P: Nurse Practitioner; 66T: ER Nurse; 68V: Respiratory Specialist; 68W: Medic - we need to hear from you STAT!

    If you are working in a civilian hospital or medical facility, please let us know. We do not want to detract from the current care and treatment you are providing to the Nation.

    While this is targeted at medical specialties, if you are interested in re-joining the team and were in a different specialty, let us know your interest.

    If interested please contact Human Resources Command, Reserve Personnel Management Directorate, at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.g3-retiree-recall@mail.mil or call 502-613-4911, and provide your phone number, address, email, and MOS/Branch.

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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Sounds reasonable.

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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    I see it as a call to courage and brains.
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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    I see it as a call to courage and brains.
    A call to courage and country.
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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbyoung View Post
    A call to courage and country.
    We humbly summon America’s soldiers made of hardened steel!

    Charge of the Light Brigade
    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
    "Forward the Light Brigade!
    Charge for the guns!" he said.
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    Forward, the Light Brigade!"
    Was there a man dismay'd?
    Not tho' the soldier knew
    Some one had blunder'd.
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die.
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of hell
    Rode the six hundred.

    Flash'd all their sabres bare,
    Flash'd as they turn'd in air
    Sabring the gunners there,
    Charging an army, while
    All the world wonder'd.
    Plunged in the battery-smoke
    Right thro' the line they broke;
    Cossack and Russian
    Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
    Shatter'd and sunder'd.
    Then they rode back, but not,
    Not the six hundred.

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon behind them
    Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    While horse and hero fell,
    They that had fought so well
    Came thro' the jaws of Death,
    Back from the mouth of hell,
    All that was left of them,
    Left of six hundred.

    When can their glory fade?
    O the wild charge they made!
    All the world wonder'd.
    Honor the charge they made!
    Honor the Light Brigade,
    Noble six hundred!
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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Received this in my e-mail a short while ago from Army Human Resources Command.....any other retired military medical personnel get this?

    The U.S. Army is reaching out to gauge the interest of our retired officers, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers who would be willing to assist with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic response effort should their skills and expertise be required.

    These extraordinary challenges require equally extraordinary solutions and that's why we're turning to you -- trusted professionals capable of operating under constantly changing conditions. When the Nation called -- you answered, and now, that call may come again.

    If interested and you remain qualified to serve in any of the following health care specialties: 60F: Critical Care Officer; 60N: Anesthesiologist; 66F: Nurse Anesthetist; 66S: Critical Care Nurse; 66P: Nurse Practitioner; 66T: ER Nurse; 68V: Respiratory Specialist; 68W: Medic - we need to hear from you STAT!

    If you are working in a civilian hospital or medical facility, please let us know. We do not want to detract from the current care and treatment you are providing to the Nation.

    While this is targeted at medical specialties, if you are interested in re-joining the team and were in a different specialty, let us know your interest.

    If interested please contact Human Resources Command, Reserve Personnel Management Directorate, at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.g3-retiree-recall@mail.mil or call 502-613-4911, and provide your phone number, address, email, and MOS/Branch.

    LTG Thomas C. Seamands


    Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
    I checked me email and found this:



    Exchange

    How you can help keep military communities safe from COVID-19

    Dear Soldiers, Airmen, military family members, retirees and Veterans,

    It has been an honor to serve you amid the global disruption caused by COVID-19. As the virus spreads, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our Nation’s heroes. But we need your help.

    Studies show that paper money and coins can harbor bacteria and viruses long after they change hands. We are asking Exchange shoppers to help in the fight against the transmission of COVID-19 through increased reliance on bank-issued credit and debit, MILITARY STAR® or gift cards instead of cash. Please note that cash-back and check-cashing transactions may be unavailable during this time.
    Last edited by dave8383; 03-25-20 at 06:06 PM.

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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    Received this in my e-mail a short while ago from Army Human Resources Command.....any other retired military medical personnel get this?

    The U.S. Army is reaching out to gauge the interest of our retired officers, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers who would be willing to assist with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic response effort should their skills and expertise be required.

    These extraordinary challenges require equally extraordinary solutions and that's why we're turning to you -- trusted professionals capable of operating under constantly changing conditions. When the Nation called -- you answered, and now, that call may come again.

    If interested and you remain qualified to serve in any of the following health care specialties: 60F: Critical Care Officer; 60N: Anesthesiologist; 66F: Nurse Anesthetist; 66S: Critical Care Nurse; 66P: Nurse Practitioner; 66T: ER Nurse; 68V: Respiratory Specialist; 68W: Medic - we need to hear from you STAT!

    If you are working in a civilian hospital or medical facility, please let us know. We do not want to detract from the current care and treatment you are providing to the Nation.

    While this is targeted at medical specialties, if you are interested in re-joining the team and were in a different specialty, let us know your interest.

    If interested please contact Human Resources Command, Reserve Personnel Management Directorate, at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.g3-retiree-recall@mail.mil or call 502-613-4911, and provide your phone number, address, email, and MOS/Branch.

    LTG Thomas C. Seamands


    Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
    If you've been out less than 10 years, my advice to you is consider taking the LTG up on the offer.... odds are pretty good the next one won't be as nicely-worded.
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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Cordelier View Post
    If you've been out less than 10 years, my advice to you is consider taking the LTG up on the offer.... odds are pretty good the next one won't be as nicely-worded.
    I already gave them 23 years.
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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Bum View Post
    I already gave them 23 years.
    It's not my call. I'm just saying if you're Cat I, the odds are pretty good you're going to get the less-polite letter. FIFO and all of that.
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    Re: Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response

    And if anybody is qualified, I would urge them to take them up on this. At least this way they have some control over where they end up.

    Here is something most people do not know. There are not 5 Uniform Services in the United States, there are 8. First is the regular 5 that everybody knows about. Then there is Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, then the Department of Commerce.

    If anybody has ever wondered why the Surgeon General wears a Navy Admiral's uniform, this is why. HHS is a Uniform Service. And yes, they have the power to draft individuals in time of need, and this certainly qualifies. The last time I know of that the HHS had put out a wide call for "volunteers" was after 9-11. But they can also draft people and put them to work in clinics and hospitals nationwide.

    At least if the military recalls you, you come under their rules. And especially if you already finished your 20 years, this will let you accrue even more retirement time. Otherwise, if the HHS grabs you at the end you just get a pat on the back and go back to civilian life.
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