LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — COVID-19 is changing the way a lot of us do business. That's including the United States Air Force! As part of our Rebound efforts at 13 Action News, we're finding out who's hiring. As anchor Tricia Kean reports, the business model is different, but the Air Force is as busy as ever.
"Recruitment has not stopped. It's just the way we're doing it," says Staff Sgt. Alex Leseur.
AIR FORCE IS ESSENTIAL
He says his North Las Vegas recruitment office is busier than usual these days.
"I think now that people are out of work, they see the Air Force is essential and a solid paycheck," Leseur.
Social distancing is keeping recruits from physically walking in the door. So face-to-face meetings have gone digital.
LOVE FOR THE MILITARY
"In high school, I did ROTC," says local Azul Cortes via FaceTime.
This recruit hopeful says she found a love for the military at a young age and isn't letting anything stop her from signing up.
"I think with all this going on with COVID-19, FaceTime isn't really awkward. It's something we're very used to," says Azul.
CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL
As a medical assistant, she says she's ready to take her career to the next level.
I want to stick to the medical field. It's something that, I want to continue to help people. I guess it's something in me. It's my calling," says Azul.
Leseur says, a lot of recruits don't seem too concerned, but they do have questions.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AT BOOT CAMP
"They're asking about social distancing during Boot Camp. That's one of the big things, is their health. That's a big concern right now," Leseur.
Leseur says the Air Force is doing it's part to keep its recruits healthy at boot camp.
"The way they're doing it right now is, the first two weeks they are taking the time to quarantine everyone that comes through," Leseur.
That's all Azul needs to know. She's finishing up the process and says, she can't wait to get started.
"The military has always been a dream of mine," says Azul.