Tampa, FL
Military Entrance Processing Station

 Photograph of MEPS Building

3520 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614-2716


Commander:
Lieutenant Commander Karen J. Teague
United States Navy

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
First Sergeant Shannon S. Wyatt
United States Army


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Phone: (813) 462-3100
Fax: (813) 932-8763

On 1 July 1982, HQ USMEPCOM issued permanent order 67-1 authorizing the establishment of a MEPS station to be located on MacDill Avenue and Columbus Drive in Tampa, Florida. The MEPS was constructed and became operational in early 1983. However, in January of 1987, the building began to fall into a sink hole and was condemned. Following this incident, Tampa MEPS executed an emergency contingency plan relocating to the Army National Guard Armory on Howard Ave. In July of this same year, the Tampa MEPS was again relocated to the Veterans Affairs building in St. Petersburg, FL. Finally, in August 1991, Tampa MEPS moved to its current location on 3520 West Waters Avenue in Tampa, FL.


 

Military Entrance Testing Site (METS) Instructions

When you go to the MET site for testing, do not forget to bring your Request For Examination (USMEPCOM Form 680-3A-E, JUN 15) signed by your recruiter along with a photo ID. You will need to arrive at the testing site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time.