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    A Look Inside Navy MEPS

    Learn about the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and what to expect by watching Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Hughner.

    A Look Inside the Recruitment...

    Army National Guardsmen talk about what it was like going through the recruitment process.

    One-on-One with a Recruiter

    Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Roger Whaley shares the questions he typically asks a potential recruit.

    An Enlistment Ceremony at Turn...

    Air Force reservists take the Oath of Enlistment at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

    MEPS: Security and Background...

    All applicants undergo a background check and fingerprinting at MEPS. In addition, biometric scanning is now used to ensure the security of...

    MEPS: Physical Exam

    Every applicant must undergo a physical exam at MEPS to ensure he or she can meet the demands of service.

    MEPS: Oath of Enlistment

    The Oath of Enlistment is the final stage of the MEPS process, when applicants officially become members of the U.S. Military.

    Air National Guard Recruiting

    An Air National Guard recruiter walks new recruits through the enlistment process.

    MEPS: ASVAB Testing and Career...

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests, commonly called the ASVAB, is designed to help match military applicants with the right...

    Marine Corps Recruiting

    Sgt. Hodges, a Marine Corps recruiter in Boston, discusses with potential applicants the career opportunities available in the Marine Corps.

    Military Entrance Processing S...

    A Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) is where applicants for military service go to complete the enlistment process.

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