Army looking for special civilians to "answer the call" as we head into Armed Forces Day weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--Friday, May 15th is the last day to nominate someone you think is deserving to be the recipient of the "Answer The Call" campaign put on by the U.S. Army. The recognition highlights a person who has devoted themselves to the community during the current pandemic. You can nominate a local business as well. Lieutenant Colonel Collin Keenan says the act of giving falls in line with any branch of the military.
Again, the nomination process ends Friday, the day before Armed Forces Day. But you have through at least the end of the month to vote for the nominees of the "Answer The Call" campaign. The winner will receive a $500 prize going to a charity of choice. Click here to nominate or vote.
On Thursday, I spent a little time at the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in Milwaukee and met one of the nominees of the "Answer The Call" campaign. Vicki Spiering is a quilter and makes face masks for those who are either deaf or hard of hearing. If you're looking to get one yourself, you can contact HEAR Wisconsin.
While at the Battalion, I spoke with a few recruiters and future soldiers heading to basic training. I learned those soldiers will first have to be quarantined for two weeks once they start serving.