I am trying to commission into the Air Force, and I am scheduled to go to MEPS in a couple weeks. I was wondering if there is anything I need to know prior to my processing. If anyone would like to share their experience, that would be great as well.
Make sure you bring EVERY single medical document if you have anything in your medical history. If you wear glasses only sometimes, bring them. You will be weighed, be sure you don't exceed the Air Force's allotted weight for your height--if you do you will need to be taped for BF%. Do not fail this or you will be a no go. You will be placed in a room with other females and told to strip to your underwear, you will then do a whole series of movements with your body so they can determine if you have any major disabilities--this is where you will walk like a duck. They will check your no-no spot and booty hole pretty closely during the one on one so be clean and prepared. You will have your blood drawn, urine collected, hearing checked, vision checked, and past criminal history reviewed. If you don't know the dates of any run ins with the law, you should review them. You will empty your pockets of everything and place them in a cubbie, recommend to not bring anything of great value. You will need your driver's license or state ID. Oh, and listen VERY carefully to the personnel at each station, they tell you exactly what to do, where to go, and how to do it--a glimpse of what's to come for your existence in the military. Follow exactly to the letter the instructions without assuming anything. Did I mention wear clean underwear?
Last edit by ArmyMedicRN on Apr 6
I would add be honest but not overly divulging. If they don't ask you about something on the forms or in person, I wouldn't volunteer the information. They tend to make a mountain out of a mole hill for many things that honestly don't matter.