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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, retired Kansas National Guard Col. Donald Ballard, performed an Oath of Enlistment ceremony then spent time with Minneapolis MEPS staff and applicants

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.