About this Location

USO Missouri supports MEPS in Kansas City and St. Louis. What is MEPS? MEPS stands for Military Entrance Processing Station, where new recruits go for in-processing. It is a Defense Department joint-service organization staffed with military and civilian professionals who determine applicants’ physical qualifications, aptitude, and moral standards, as set by each branch of military service. What do recruits do at MEPS? They take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test, get their physical exams, select their new job in the service, and officially swear the oath of enlistment. The entire process takes about two days, and processing starts early—some will wait for their ship-out date and others will embark to basic training immediately after their time at MEPS! There can be a long wait time too, so the USO is there with snacks and drinks to make it a little easier for our newest service members.

Amenities at this Location

Food & Beverages
  • Snacks
Multimedia & Gaming
  • TV & Cable
My daughter was stranded nearly 40 hours, trying to get home for Christmas. Your amazing volunteers stayed up through the night to ensure that she, as well as many others, we're taken care of! She said everybody was very kind, and as a MoM it warmed my heart to know that she was in good hands even though she was so far from home. Thank you so much!!
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