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Aug. 26, 2022

Master Chief shapes leaders, leaving military members of the year in his wake

True leaders always hope to see their people achieve more than they did, but they don’t always get the satisfaction of seeing that success come to fruition. For Master Chief Adam Singleton, former Honolulu MEPs senior enlisted advisor (SEA), confirmation came when Senior Chiefs Brandon Majors, Ft. Jackson MEPS SEA, and Ioana Wolfinger, New Orleans MEPS SEA, respectively became the Eastern and Western Sector military members of the year.

Aug. 12, 2022

USMEPCOM Hosts Battalion Executive Director's Conference

USMEPCOM hosted the Battalion Executive Director (ED) conference Aug. 9-11. Bringing together all 12 Battalion EDs, the conference was the first of its kind since the position was established five years ago.

Aug. 10, 2022

MEPCOM Soldier Recognized by Recruiting Partner

USMEPCOM’s August Awards Ceremony began with a special presentation in recognition of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Renee Barton, policy NCOIC, J-3/5/7. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Shane Doolan and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Peterson presented Barton an engraved sword for her work in training Chicago Recruiting Battalion’s company command teams.

July 29, 2022

Western Sector welcomes new Senior Enlisted Advisor

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Rendon accepted responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor of Western Sector, USMEPCOM, succeeding Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Jackson during a change of responsibility ceremony at USMEPCOM headquarters July 29.

June 29, 2022

MEPCOM Hones Virtual Capabilities

USMEPCOM takes advantage of the electronic health record to create capability for remote prescreening.

June 23, 2022

United States Military Entrance Processing Command welcomes new Eastern Sector commander

Army Col. Janelle V. Kutter assumed command of Eastern Sector, USMEPCOM, succeeding Army Col. Joe Ratliff at a ceremony held June 23 at USMEPCOM headquarters in North Chicago, Illinois.

June 22, 2022

MEPCOM Employees Take Expeditionary Opportunity

Two MEPCOM join the Expeditionary Civilian Workforce (ECW) program for a temporary assignment in Kosovo.

May 9, 2022

USMEPCOM IG Surprised With Hamby Award

David Hamby, USMEPCOM command inspector general, was surprised with an honorary Hamby award during a command and staff meeting May 6. The Order of Hamby, or Hamby award, is an internal award for Soldiers at Fort Irwin.

April 29, 2022

USMEPCOM Hosts PSS Workshop

USMEPCOM hosted a Program Support Specialist (PSS) Workshop, April 26-28. The workshop covered all aspects of the PSS position to maximize utilization of both logistics and budgeting resources.

North Chicago, Ill April 26, 2022

Cross Country Chopper Adventure

Rise and Ride,” was the mindset 28 women fostered when they set off for a 48-state motorcycle adventure in memory of Bessie Stringfield, the mid-century legend known as “The Motorcycle Queen.” For the group of women, including Shannon Midgette, St. Louis MEPS test control officer, the idea to take on the cross-country ride came about in late 2019.

March 10, 2022

Military Entrance Processing Stations roll out MHS GENESIS

On March 10, the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command launched MHS GENESIS at its remaining 55 stations across the nation. Prior to this “big bang go-live” event, 12 of the command’s 67 processing stations launched MHS GENESIS as part of a “soft go-live” on Feb. 24. “The deployment of MHS GENESIS is another leap in medical modernization at USMEPCOM,” said Col. Megan Stallings, USMEPCOM commander. “It is revolutionizing our medical processing. The new electronic health record will follow applicants from the moment they walk through ‘Freedoms Front Door’ into active duty, and eventually into the VA system.”

Chicago MEPS, IL Feb. 25, 2022

Chicago MEPS Personnel Strengthen Communication Skills During Cares Day

Chicago MEPS personnel Nelson Gonzalez (left) and U.S. Army Sgt. Arnaldo Garcia (right) participate in a communication building exercise during CARES Day activities. CARES Day was a non-processing day given to MEPS for their hard work throughout the pandemic.

Feb. 11, 2022

Saturday processing days added by USMEPCOM to support recruiting partners

To further support military recruiting partners meeting current goals, select MEPS will open for processing one Saturday per month, from January through March and in May. On Jan. 22, the command began the first of four Saturday openings at 10 MEPS.

Jan. 27, 2022

Biggest Loser

A common resolution for many at the start of a new year is losing weight, feeling better and living a healthier lifestyle. As the weeks go by and winter storms are at their strongest, those resolutions can soon be forgotten. Old habits come back and soon, we are binge-watching TV under the throw blankets and binge-eating junk food.

North Chicago, Ill Dec. 30, 2021

Medal of Honor Recipient Visits Minneapolis MEPS

Applicants at Minneapolis MEP got a rare glimpse of military history when they had the privilege of meeting a Medal of Honor recipient on November 22, 2021. Donned with his ribbon around his neck,

Amarillo MEPS, Texas Dec. 17, 2021

Amarillo’s first Space Force enlistment is part of the family

Just five days before the U.S. Space Force’s second birthday, 19-year-old Dakota Veale raised his right hand to enlist as Amarillo MEPS’ very first Space Force applicant.

Dec. 3, 2021

Future Warfighters Essay Competition Awards Ceremony

Future national guardsmen Jacob Oliver, from Emmetsburg, Iowa, wins Future Warfighters Essay Competition organized by Des Moines MEPS.

Nov. 22, 2021

Sacramento MEPS Turkey Drive builds unit cohesion while helping people in need

November and December are the seasons of thanks and giving. A west coast MEPS sprang into the holiday spirit by organizing a turkey drive to help those in need in their community.

Nov. 15, 2021

Sioux Falls MEPS personnel volunteerism gives back more than soccer skills in community building experience

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the youth have one thing in common: they love soccer. When Army 1st. Sgt. Daniel Rivera, Sioux Falls MEPS senior enlisted advisor, was asked to volunteer at a grassroots soccer league for his community's youth, the answer was easy.

Nov. 9, 2021

Collaboration Leads to Largest Test Event in the Pacific

Personnel from Yokota High School, the 374th Force Support Squadron, Honolulu MEPS and USMEPCOM worked together to administer the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) test for 116 students Nov. 3, the largest single administration of the ASVAB CEP in the Pacific.