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The U.S. Army says military draft texts are fake

MOHAMED NAGUIB MILITARY BASE, Egypt – Sgt. Ryan Rouchon and Spc. Zachary Johnson, team leader and M249 gunner, respectively, for the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Spartan, watch the commander’s screen within their Bradley Fighting vehicle during the Situational Training Exercise on September 13, 2018. The Soldiers from the 155th ABCT were supported by soldiers from the Jordanian and Egyptian armed forces during their event at Bright Star 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Keeler)

Fraudulent text messages are circulating throughout the country, informing individuals they have been selected for a military draft.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command says they have received multiple calls and emails about the text messages and want to ensure Americans the texts are false.

The Selective Service System, a separate agency outside of the Department of Defense, is the organization that manages registration for the Selective Service.

The Selective Service System’s official Facebook page states, “In the event a national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the President must  pass official legislation to authorize a draft.”

The draft has not been in effect since 1973 and the military has been an all-volunteer force since that time.

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