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Old 05-20-2009, 04:23 PM
FutureArmyGirl FutureArmyGirl is offline
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Default Reception Week

Hey Everyone,

Is reception week a lot like MEPS or is it completely different? I know they issue uniforms, teach marches, but as far as the processing stuff goes is it the same. Everything I've looked at said that Reception was only 4 days but I'm schedule to be there for 10, why?!

Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:15 PM
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How long you spend in reception depends on how long it takes the installation to fill a BCT company. So you could be there from 4 days on up to a couple weeks if need be. Usually in the summer months it doesn't take as long since there are a lot of trainees after the graduation rush. The only date you need to worry about is the one that gets you to reception, you will head to your BCT unit when they are ready to send you.

At Reception you get your uniforms like you mentioned and you get all your medical stuff taken care of plus get inprocessed into the Army system. You will learn some drill and ceremony and also take a PT test test to make sure you can pass the minimum requirements.
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