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Six Years Ago Today I Chronicled My MEPS Experience So You Didn't Have To

By Jay Kirell

I can’t believe it’s been six years.  Six years since I enlisted in the Army.  Six years since I first visited a recruiter and began the process that would eventually take me around the world and back. 1,653 more words


Why People Join the Military

If you are not in the military, or did not grow up with family or friends that have served in the military, you are probably clueless when it comes to understanding why anyone joins. 688 more words

Military Life

I Know Exactly What I'm Doing!

Not really, that’s a lie. I’m 18 though, do I really need to have my life together?

That’s my problem. I graduated high school in May, and yet I have 60 college credits and am in 400+ level classes. 759 more words


There on the First Day: USO Expands its Mission to Military Entrance Processing Stations

A recruit’s first few days in the military can be tedious.

From the early morning moment they enter the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), most recruits sit through hours of aptitude testing, medical screening and job selection that set the path for their military careers. 479 more words


Happy New year and picking your MOS

Its already Feb 10, 2015 it has been too long since my last post. I have not been available due to my health problems associated with my injuries from the Army. 626 more words

Joining Military

Think about what you want

I’ve met soldiers that have joined the military without any thought to what it is they want to achieve. The first step in being able to have choice of doing what you want is to ace your ASVAB test. 412 more words

Joining Military

Merry Christmas

To all my brothers and sisters still serving I wanted to say Merry Christmas. All of your sacrifices away from your families are appreciated. Missed birthdays, holidays and Christmas’s are all necessary to protect what you love the most … your families back home. 167 more words

Joining Military