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U.S. armed forces applicants take the oath of enlistment during processing at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station in Ft. Meade, Md., Aug. 8, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
Marine Recruits Head to Basic Training, Military Life
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22, 2006 – An opportunity to get an education, to see parts of the world they’d only heard about or to serve their country attracted 16 passengers here last evening aboard American Airlines Flight 1961, and ultimately, to 13 weeks of boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.  Story
New Recruits Share Dreams, Motivations for Joining Military
FORT MEADE, Aug. 2, 2006 – The young and not-so-young men and women processing into the military earlier this week at the Military Entrance Processing Station here offer a snapshot of the armed forces of the future.  Story
Recruits Processing Into Military
Defy Misconceptions, Myths
FORT MEADE, Md., Aug. 2, 2006 – A step through the doors of the Military Entrance Processing Station here blows away the myths that the military is struggling to get enough recruits, dropping its standards to get those it does, or glossing over the fact that it’s recruiting into a wartime force. July 31 was the last day of a month in which all the services had already met their quotas for recruits. It was a relatively slow day at the station -- one of 65 dotting the country. Story
U.S. Marine Corps applicant Matthew Dalton reads through his paperwork while waiting to complete his processing at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station in Ft. Meade, Md., Aug. 8, 2006. Dalton said he doesn't yet know what his job will be, but he is hoping to become a linguist. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
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