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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


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