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U.S. Army and Dignity Health Join Forces

BAKERSFIELD, CA ― February 1, 2019 ― 

The U.S. Army and Dignity Health are scheduled to sign a partnership agreement on Thursday, February 21, 2019 as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program at 2:00 p.m., Kern County Veterans Service Department, 1120 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia and federal, state and local public institutes. The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees Soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army. The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

The PaYS program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help Soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 800 employers have partnered with the program.

Members of the media who wish to cover the ceremony should RSVP to Darrel Sherman Chief, Advertising and Public Affairs, of the Central California Army Recruiting Battalion at (559) 676-8251 or [email protected]

Please provide the number of news team members/photographers who will attend. Interviews with participants will be possible following the ceremony.


U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group
2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 4150
Arlington, VA 22202
Office: (703) 614-9117

About Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more at

Publish date: 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Violeta Trujillo

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