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Which recruiting station?
Last Post 17 Mar 2014 04:11 PM by thestormiscoming. 5 Replies.
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16 Mar 2014 02:05 AM
    I'm located in western NC. There are 2 recruiting stations that are more or less equidistant from me: Greensboro, NC, and Columbia, SC. - Which should I contact?
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    16 Mar 2014 05:50 AM
    Call them and ask which MEPS they process applicants. If you're coming in as active duty enlisted you'll have to go to MEPS at least three times (physical, DEP, ship) or more if you also take the ASVAB there and not a MET site.
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    16 Mar 2014 09:25 AM
    Storm, I was told by my recruiter that I would only have to go to MEPS two times, for physical and ship. I was told that it differs at each recruiting station, but that right now the recruiting numbers are high enough to skip DEP?
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    16 Mar 2014 09:36 AM
    Are you coming in on a different program? All non-prior service applicants for active duty enlisted shall be in the DEP for a minimum of 60-days (allows for security clearance scoping) before shipping to basic training. That's the first I've heard about skipping the DEP.
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    16 Mar 2014 10:02 AM
    I am going through standard enlistment, I don't believe I am in any particular entry program. I was told that after my physical at MEPS (if everything goes well) the security clearance/background check would take place but it would be relatively quick. After the clearance my recruiter would put in for a ship date and I should ship out in 2 months time from the first MEPS visit. I go to MEPS in about 10 days so that should put me at about 70 days until shipping. I was just told that I would "likely" ship 2 months after physical, so it could take longer. But I was told that I would only go to MEPS 2 times.

    Maybe DEP is included somewhere in all this?
    "You can't run from the wind. You trim your sails, face the music, and keep going." - Captain Sheldon, White Squall
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    17 Mar 2014 04:11 PM
    It sounds like your DEP will happen on your next visit before shipping to basic. Just ask your recruiter what you're doing at your next trip to MEPS.
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