PITT, Texas (AP) The Army recruiting stations in northern Texas have opened for the summer and will allow students and staff members to get more hands-on with their military experience, starting this week.
The Army announced the openings on Thursday and it’s the first time they’ve been open for the spring semester.
The Army announced in May that the Army Corps of Engineers was building a new recruiting station on the banks of the Brazos River in Pitt, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Houston.
It’s a joint effort between the Corps of Engineer and the Army’s Civilian Recruiting Command.
The new recruiting facility will be located near Camp Rucker, the Army recruiting base on the Brazus River.
Pitt High School, one of the Army bases, will be the first to open this summer.
It will be open from June 3 to July 12, but it won’t be the only new recruiting location.
Army recruiting stations are open to all Army recruits.
They provide hands-ons training for enlisted and non-commissioned officers, as well as training for the families of soldiers who have died in combat.
The Corps of Engineering is a contractor for the Army.
The Corps of Engines, which oversees recruiting, has said the new recruiting stations will be used primarily to recruit for the Corps’ new, more-demanding engineering career.