Kansas City, MO
Military Entrance Processing Station

Photograph of MEPS Building

10316 NW Prairie View Road
Kansas City, MO 64153-1350

Major Joshua A. Woodke​
United States Army

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
MSgt Maxwell McCants, 
United States Marine Corps

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Phone: (816) 235-3400
Fax: (816) 891-8258

From 1959 until November of 1993, the Kansas City MEPS was located in the downtown area of Kansas City in a building constructed in the early 20th century and operated for many years as the "Foremost Dairy." When the building opened, the draft was still in force and recruits/applicants were billeted on basement level 1. The applicants were fed at the Harvey House in Union Station which was across the street from the MEPS. In the early days, the recruits were marched across the street and sworn in at a small parkway on the grounds of the U.S. Post Office where there was an American flag.

Times have changed. Today, the MEPS is located in a modern facility near the Kansas City International Airport. Applicants are housed at a local hotel; during the processing day, they eat a catered lunch in the MEPS dining room.


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) 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.