Kansas City MEPS

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
I would like to personally thank you for caring for our troops. My son has benefitted from your organization at least three times. The first time was in July of 2019 when he was on his way to basic, last Christmas when he had a long wait time to catch a plane home for the holidays, and when he returned to basic in January of this year. I didnt have to worry to much because you were there. I appreciate all you do for our men and women. Thank you!
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