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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Nov. 1, 2021

Springfield MEPS community outreach supports zoo Spooky Safari event

The leaves are falling and the weather is cooling. For children, big and small, the end of October is a special time of year to participate in fall programs and festivities. For the Zoo in Forest Park in Springfield, Mass., prepping for their festival was a little easier this year, thanks to the volunteers from Springfield MEPS.

NORTH CHICAGO, IL Oct. 29, 2021

USMEPCOM Perseveres Through Pandemic

Every year, thousands of people enlist in the United States military. Whether it be a call to service, to pay for college, or for job stability, enlistees all support the defense of our nation. When the pandemic struck, shutting down recruitment and processing was just not an option. Our nation relied on force readiness and those going into service depended on beginning their careers. Starting March 2020, USMEPCOM went on the defense.

Oct. 4, 2021

USMEPCOM Military Members of the Year

USMEPCOM announces winners of the annual USMEPCOM Military Members of the Year (MMOY) competition.

Oct. 4, 2021

An Immigrant Story

U.S. Army Capt. Mohammad Hossain, Oklahoma City MEPS assistant operations officer, shared his story of immigrating to the Unites States and the opportunities afforded to him by becoming a U.S. service member. A Bangladesh native, Hossain’s story exemplifies what America uniquely offers; the chance to achieve dreams through hard work and determination.

Aug. 13, 2021 Aug. 13, 2021

USMEPCOM holds change-of-command ceremony

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.

August 4, 2021 Aug. 4, 2021

MICC-Fort Knox supports nation’s gateway to military service

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.

July 29, 2021

USMEPCOM implements mask mandate at all facilities

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.

July 8, 2021

Marine rescues children in overturned vehicle

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.

June 24, 2021

World War II veteran conducts enlistment ceremony at Sacramento MEPS

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.

April 30, 2021

Service recruiting commands meet with USMEPCOM leadership

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.

April 13, 2021

Civilian Fitness Program Grows

The civilian fitness program has expanded at USMEPCOM.

April 6, 2021

New York MEPS Swears In Their First Space Force Recruit

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.

Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station, Fort George Meade, Md. Oct. 20, 2020

Space Force processing has launched!

The U.S. Space Force will welcome its first four enlistments at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station and three at the Denver MEPS.

Columbus, OH, Military Entrance Processing Station Sept. 10, 2020

Military Museum Visit Highlights Columbus MEPS Staff Ride

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.

HQ United States Military Entrance Processing Command Aug. 19, 2020

United States Military Entrance Processing Command COVID-19 Questions and Answers

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.

08.13.2020 Aug. 13, 2020

Guam Processing Resumes

After a coronavirus-related shutdown that lasted about two months, military processing in Guam resumed in May.

07.05.2020 July 5, 2020

Miami MEPS Gets Red Cross Award

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.

06.19.2020 June 19, 2020

Eastern Sector Change of Command

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

06.02.2020 June 2, 2020

Remote Processing Station Opens in Riverside, California

A new Remote Processing Station has opened in Riverside, California.

05.28.2020 May 28, 2020

Testing Mission Resumes At Some Locations

Twenty-one Military Entrance Test (MET) sites have returned to an operational status for the scheduling of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Testing.