Should I bring clothes to MEPS?
You’ll need one change of clothes and an overnight hygiene kit (toothbrush, comb, deodorant, etc.). You’ll also need to bring your Social Security card, birth certificate and driver’s license.
What will fail me at MEPS?
As mentioned previously, there are dozens of conditions that can disqualify you at MEPS. They include dental issues, eye / ear issues, hearing problems, and heart problems.
Where do you stay during MEPS?
Meals and/or overnight lodging accommodations, if needed, will be arranged for you. Most applicants will share a room with another applicant and are expected to be considerate of other guests and hotel property. At some MEPS contract-hotels, you may be required to sign receipt of specific rules-of-conduct.
What happens at the MEPS station?
Upon arrival at MEPS, candidates complete an aptitude and physical exam to determine military readiness. Candidates who pass the exams will enlist in their chosen branch of the armed forces at MEPS and ship out to basic training.
Do they check your phone at MEPS?
Yes, you can have your phone with you at MEPS. However, they are only generally allowed in the waiting area and are not allowed in any testing area.
Do you take your shirt off at MEPS?
MEDICAL EVALUATION Any physical disqualifications that appear during your MEPS physical exam may bar you from entry into the Army. You will have to remove your outer clothing during parts of the examination.
What should I bring to MEPS?
Bring your Social Security card, birth certificate and driver’s license. Remove earrings (they obstruct the headset used for the hearing test). Profanity and offensive wording or pictures on clothing is not tolerated. Hats are not permitted inside the MEPS.
What do MEPS doctors look for?
Medical Evaluation at MEPS Your blood will be tested for HIV, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, RPR, and alcohol. There are also two different urine tests; one is the legal drug urine and the other tests for pH, blood, protein and specific gravity.
Can I leave the hotel at MEPS?
The military provides accommodations and meals to guests at the MEPS while they are there. A briefing will be given to you the following day about what will happen in the hotel the night before. The hotel does not allow you to leave, but your friends and family can stay with you.
Can I bring my phone to MEPS?
Can you have your phone at MEPS? Yes, you can have your phone with you at MEPS. However, they are only generally allowed in the waiting area and are not allowed in any testing area.
Can you bring your phone to MEPS?
What questions are asked at MEPS?
During your background screening, MEPS personnel make sure you understand the conditions of your enlistment; this step also ensures you understand what you’re signed up to do! You will be asked some questions about your marital status, drug or alcohol abuse, law violations and concealment of physical problems.
What happens at MEPs when you join the military?
A visit to the military entrance processing station (MEPS) is one of the first things you’ll do as you prepare to join the military. You are not an enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces when you enter the MEPS building, but you may become one before you leave.
What should I expect at my MEPs appointment?
You raise your right hand and repeat the Oath after the Officer. When scheduling your MEPS appointment you will be provided with an approximate time that you will be swearing in. You are allowed to provide this time to your family so they can be present when you swear in. At this time you have signed your contract and agreed to serve your country.
What is included in MEPs visit?
MEPS includes pre-screening, ASVAB testing, (if you do not take it previously), medical evaluations and enlistment activities. Pre-screening is the first step of your MEPS visit and occurs with your recruiter prior to attending MEPS.
How many days do you stay at MEPs before basic training?
Depending on your enlistment process, you may visit the MEPS once or twice. Those who visit only once typically stay for two days and proceed directly to basic training afterward. While you’re visiting the MEPS, the military provides your accommodations and meals.