Well, there is absolutely no news about recruiting. All of the stories are about how the Army is benefiting from the recession. And that's about it. Speaking with the people I still know in USAREC the Army is currently working on its mission for November-December. Non-prior Service for the USAR are FSR2'd, given 150 day temporary reservations, and told to return to MEPS in October to swear in. Referral bonuses have dried up. Turns out that recruiting in 10% unemployment is easier than recruiting in 4%.