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USMEPCOM holds change-of-command ceremony
Army Col. Megan Stallings, incoming USMEPCOM commander, delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony held at USMEPCOM headquarters in North Chicago, Ill, Aug. 13. Through its 67 processing stations across the United States, USMEPCOM evaluates applicants for enlistment into the Armed Forces based on established Department of Defense and service-specific standards; it is the vital link between recruiting and training the All-Volunteer Force.
Aug. 13, 2021 - Army Col. Megan B. Stallings assumed command of United States Military Entrance Processing Command from Marine Corps Col. Richard T. Brady during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 13.

MICC-Fort Knox supports nation’s gateway to military service
Reyjie Cliff Blando Madriaga, a Hawaiian native, receives the oath of enlistment from U.S. Army Capt. Donald McCoullough, Honolulu Military Entrance Processing Station Officer, as the first Hawaiian U.S. Space Force recruit at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 4, 2021. The oath of enlistment is a promise made by members of the United States Armed Forces to support and defend the Constitution. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper)
Aug. 4, 2021 - Acquisition professionals at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox contracting office in Kentucky provide support to the nation’s newest recruits entering military service across the country.

USMEPCOM implements mask mandate at all facilities
Applicants take the oath of enlistment at Chicago MEPS July 14.
July 29, 2021 - U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command directed employees, assigned personnel, applicants and visitors to its facilities across the United States to wear masks regardless of vaccination status beginning July 29.

Marine rescues children in overturned vehicle
First responders provide medical care to passengers in vehicle rollover accident June 30, 2021. Maj. Leslie Seaton, Dallas MEPS executive officer, extracted the young passengers from the vehicle.
July 8, 2021 - When he hopped into his vehicle to make the short drive from his home in Venus, Texas on June 30th, Marine Corps Maj. Leslie Seaton, couldn’t imagine he would stumble on an accident, let alone rescue two little girls trapped in an overturned van during a routine 15-minute trip.

World War II Veteran conducts oath ceremony at Sacramento MEPS
Army applicant Victor Bassett shakes hands with World War II veteran Dennis Thompson during his enlistment ceremony at Sacramento MEPS
June 24, 2021 - World War II veteran Dennis Thompson, a retired Army first lieutenant, visited the Sacramento MEPS to conduct an enlistment ceremony on March 26th. He enlisted Army applicant Victor Bassett into the Delayed Entry Program after mentoring him for the past five years.

Service recruiting commands meet with USMEPCOM leadership
Service recruiting commands meet with USMEPCOM leadership
April 30, 2021 - U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command leadership met with representatives from military recruiting commands during its biannual Stakeholders Meeting April 27 to discuss issues and share information about the accessions enterprise.

Civilian Fitness Program Grows
The civilian fitness program has expanded at USMEPCOM.
April 13, 2021 - The civilian fitness program has expanded at USMEPCOM.

New York MEPS Swears In Their First Space Force Recruit
Capt. Preston Giddens, New York MEPS operations officer, presiding officer for the Oath of Enlistment with new recruit Fernando Lopez
April 6, 2021 - Fort Hamilton, N.Y. – Fort Hamilton’s mission partner, the New York Military Entrance Processing Station, swore in their first Space Force recruit, here, Mar. 3, 2021.

Space Force processing has launched!
Oct. 20, 2020 - The U.S. Space Force will welcome its first four enlistments at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station and three at the Denver MEPS.

Military Museum Visit Highlights Columbus MEPS Staff Ride
Sept. 10, 2020 - Carr was joined on the Columbus trip by Army 1st Sgt. Mary Reed, who recently became senior enlisted advisor at Chicago MEPS. After touring the Columbus MEPS and participating in unit physical training, they joined a staff ride led by Navy Command Senior Chief Brandon Fullmer.

United States Military Entrance Processing Command COVID-19 Questions and Answers
Aug. 19, 2020 - Q1. What is the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM) doing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease? A1. USMEPCOM has been and continues to adjust operations to mitigate risk to the health, safety and welfare of the nation’s military applicants, its employees and contractors, military recruiting and training partners, and the family members of all.

Guam Processing Resumes
Aug. 13, 2020 - After a coronavirus-related shutdown that lasted about two months, military processing in Guam resumed in May.

Miami MEPS Gets Red Cross Award
July 5, 2020 - Since taking over as commander of the Miami MEPS Miami, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kaleb Perez has strengthened the station’s partnership with the Red Cross.

Eastern Sector Change of Command
June 19, 2020 - Eastern Sector, United States Military Entrance Processing Command welcomed a new commander at a June 12 virtual change of command ceremony.

Remote Processing Station Opens in Riverside, California
June 2, 2020 - A new Remote Processing Station has opened in Riverside, California.

Testing Mission Resumes At Some Locations
May 28, 2020 - Twenty-one Military Entrance Test (MET) sites have returned to an operational status for the scheduling of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Testing.

Delayed But Not Deterred
May 18, 2020 - Although issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic delayed the delivery and set-up of equipment and furniture, USMEPCOM's Rapid Delivery Team is still moving forward by constructing a room that will support their mission of delivering USMIRS 1.1, the command's future military processing data system.

USMIRS 1.1 gets Interim Authority to Test
Feb. 5, 2020 - Interim Authority to Test USMEPCOM Integrated Resource System 1.1 was granted by Stephanie Miller, director of Military Accession Policy in January.

USMEPCOM Receives Third JMUA
Jan. 8, 2020 - United States Military Entrance Processing Command has received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for the period April 2016 to May 2019.

USMEPCOM Integrated Resource System 1.1 Demonstration
Nov. 18, 2019 - Matt Lince, director of the USMEPCOM Rapid Development Team, demonstrates the capabilities of USMEPCOM Integrated Resource System 1.1, to Lernes Hebert, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy and, Stephanie Miller, Director of Military Accession Policy.