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March 14, 2023

Portland MEPS Technician's Quick Action Disrupts Gunman

It was close to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 and the dinner rush was in full effect at a pub in Troutdale,

Feb. 15, 2023

SMDRP Update: Streamlining and Standardizing MEPS Medical Processing

With hundreds of medical providers of various specialties working at 65 Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) and two Remote Processing Stations across the country, standardizing the medical qualification process for military applicants is a challenge. United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM) took that challenge head on with recent updates to the Supplemental Policy Guidance (SMPG) and Supporting Medical Documentation Review Program (SMDRP).

Feb. 8, 2023

User-Centered Approach Guides USMIRS Evolution

The development and launch of USMEPCOM Integrated Resource System (USMIRS) 1.1 in 2021 was one of the most critical modernization efforts in USMEPCOM’s history. Feb. 10 marks the second anniversary of the system launching, but there are no “terrible twos” here. With updates released biweekly and major innovations due later this year, USMIRS 1.1 is on track to reach high viability before it even turns three.

Feb. 2, 2023

30-Minute Thursdays

USMEPCOM’s J-3 Policy and Training branch kicked off a new weekly forum, “30 Minute Thursdays,” on

Jan. 27, 2023

Fort Lee wins MEPS of the Year

The Fort Lee Military Entrance Processing Station celebrated its own excellence Wednesday with a

Jan. 6, 2023

Immersion training: Info Tech Specialist dive deep into training

Information Technology Specialist (ITS) Immersion Training is a two-week training course held at USMEPCOM offering in-depth training on various operations of software and hardware computer support.

Nov. 30, 2022

USMEPCOM and Recruiting Partners Streamline Waiver Process

USMEPCOM implemented a program to allow applicants with frequently waivered medically disqualified conditions to conditionally enroll in the delayed entry program.

MILWAUKEE MEPS, Wisc. Nov. 9, 2022

Son of Air Force Chief Prepares to Take Flight

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Page, Eastern Sector senior enlisted advisor, was able to witness his son take the oath, sign his contract and join the United States Air Force at Milwaukee MEPS Oct. 24.

Oct. 24, 2022

Military Members of the Year Compete in San Diego

The 2022 USMEPCOM Military Members of the Year (MMOY) competition brought the final 10 contenders to San Diego for a week of mental and physical challenges. After competing through the levels of command, five military personnel from each Sector faced off to claim MMOY for their rank.

Oct. 12, 2022

Navy Officer Awarded for Life-Saving Action

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Keppen, former Eastern Sector deputy commander, received a Joint Service Commendation Medal (JSCM) during an awards ceremony at headquarters, Oct. 12. The JSCM is presented by the United States Armed Forces to individuals who have performed an exceedingly heroic act, exceptional achievement or commendable service.