Why, do you ask? I have an acronym for you: MEPS. This stands for Military Enlistment Processing Station. Now you may be asking: What am I doing there? Well, I'm going to be enlisting in the U.S. Military, and to be more specific on branch, I will be joining the Marines. I leave tomorrow at 9:30a.m. to a 3 hour drive down to St. Louis on a shuttle bus. I will be there for two days. The first day there I will be taking my ASVAB, which will qualify me for various jobs that the Marines has to offer. This test will take around 2 hours, so after I'm done, it will be later in the day. I'll be staying in a hotel room, and I'll be waking up at 5:00a.m. the next day to complete the enlistment process. The next day will consist of drug testing, and an extremely thorough physical examination. But basically after that, I will be on my way to sign my contracts and to take the oath. When I take the oath, I will be committed to the USMC. I will finish schooling before I am shipped out to San Diego for recruit training though, which will be next summer, so I still have plenty of time here. From what I hear though, the time I spend at MEPS will be 90% sitting around, and 10% actually doing something. For every 4 hours of sitting around, there will be 15 minutes of examinations, interviews, etc. I'll be gone Monday morning from Tuesday night. Never knew enlistment would take this long. <_< Basically I am extremely nervous, this is something I wanted to pursue all my life but now that I am actually finally doing it, it just seems a lot more real.