New Orleans, LA
Military Entrance Processing Station

Photograph of MEPS Building

400 Russell Avenue
Belle Chasse Naval Air Station
Bldg. 556
Belle Chasse, LA 70143

Major Carlos Bates​
United States Army

Senior Enlisted Advisor:
Command Senior Chief Elvin M. Manzanarez
United States Navy

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Phone: (504) 799-3180
Fax: (504) 678-8925

The New Orleans MEPS is located in one of the most historic and picturesque cities in the United States. It is a tenant command of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB), New Orleans. The New Orleans MEPS relocated from its previous home of more than 30 years at the Naval Support Activity on the East Bank of the Mississippi River to the NAS JRB in January 2010. The MEPS is the newest member of the NAS JRB New Orleans community. The New Orleans MEPS proudly operates out of its new building at 400 Russell Avenue, Building 556, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The NAS JRB New Orleans has facilities including a Commissary, Exchange, Bachelor Officer’s Quarters, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Navy Lodge, and numerous recreational activities. The MEPS is assigned military and civilian personnel who process up to 150 applicants each day for the armed forces. The MEPS is located in the vicinity of New Orleans’ most popular tourist attractions, such as the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Superdome, Aquarium, IMAX Theater, Audubon Zoo, Riverwalk, and the The National World War II Museum.


MET Site Instructions

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.