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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reception Center

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Reception Center Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.333′ N, 77° 9.573′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Insert - reception center activities image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - reception center activities
. Induction Centers (a few steps from this marker); World War II Core Area (a few steps from this marker); The Army Introduces a Heavyweight: (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Winter Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Frederick A. Counsel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Michael A. Mira (within shouting distance of this marker); Kady Brownell (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cabins (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Reception Center Mdisplay image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Reception Center Mdisplay
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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