Reception Center

Reception Center (HM1ZF8)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.333', W 77° 9.573'

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Following their two week furloughs, new recruits reported to their designated reception centers, which were usually located inside previously existing sprawling installations. Here America's soldiers got their first taste of Army life and barracks living. Shortly after arriving and being greeted by a noncommissioned officer, the inductees began the Army process of hurrying up and waiting while accomplishing the following tasks:
- get a "short physical Inspection".
- Get an Army haircut.
- Receive an initial issue of Army clothing.
- Be fitted for shoes and boots.
- Read the Articles of War and have them explained.
- Undergo a battery of aptitude tests, which were key in determining a soldier's classification category and placement.
- Receive immunizations (on both arms at the same time).
- Adjust to living in an open bay barracks.
HM NumberHM1ZF8
Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316208 N 4452808
Decimal Degrees40.20555000, -77.15955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.333', W 77° 9.573'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 19.98" N, 77° 9' 34.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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