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What Is the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)?

Learn all about the military entrance processing station, aka MEPS, in this US army basic training video from Howcast with Sergeant Michael Volkin.


Let's talk about MEPS. MEPS stands for military entrance processing station. You will spend about a ten hour day and most of that will be standing in line or waiting. It's going to be kind of boring for the most part. The people there are rude, not because they don't like you, but just because they have to shuffle a ton of recruits through many stations in a short period of time. At MEPS you will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude and Battery Test, otherwise known as the ASVAB. You are also going to take a physical, complete your medical forms, and take a urine test. Tip: don't go to the bathroom before you take a urine test, I've seen it happen too many times. You are also going to sign your enlistment contract if you sign up for active duty, but not the reserves. you are going to take the final oath that you will support and defend the US constitution, and by that time, it will seem too late to turn back - probably because it is. So at MEPS you have a lot to look forward to.

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