The eligibility requirements for joining the armed forces can differ between branches. Knowing the requirements can help you avoid wasting time and effort. An issue that may make you ineligible for one service may be acceptable for another service. This Section will help you wade through some of the basic eligibility questions and hopefully narrow down the service that best fits your situation.
Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Join the Military
If you're considering joining the military, here are the top 10 things you should know before you step into a recruiters offi...
Waivers Can Help You Join the Military
We all make mistakes or have bad things happen to us throughout our lives. How will these events shape your efforts in joinin...
What Does it Take to Serve?
What do you think it takes to serve in the military; any branch, any job?
Medical Conditions That May Prevent You From Joining the Military
These standards generally apply to all branches of the military. None of them are automatic disqualifiers, just red flags.
Be an Asset: Train for the Military Mindset
There are many things besides fitness that you should consider working on while you prepare to join the military.
Getting the Scoop on MEPS
Officially, MEPS is the Military Entrance Processing Station, but nobody ever calls it that. Everyone calls it MEPS.