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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.

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.

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.