Armed Forces News

Army leadership is taking steps to return to collective training, to include implementing as many safety measures as possible.

“We’re putting the right procedures in place so we can protect the force while we train in a COVID-19 environment,” Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said in a press briefing, as reported by the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA).

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Safety measures that were put in placer at training centers include screening, testing, controlled monitoring and tactical dispersion and are having a positive effect so far, AUSA reported. The plan now is to implement these measures service-wide.

“Getting back to collective training is crucial, but we need to make sure we have the right measures in place,” McConville said. “We can’t telecommute to combat.”