One Stop Recruiting

The U.S. Army recruiting office has a new and improved location in Meridian. It's now on Bonita Lakes Circle across from the mall, with offices for the other branches of the Armed Forces.

Manager Ronnie Maxwell said the army is upgrading its recruiting stations all over the country and made meridian one of the first.

"What we want to do is to show the community the changes the Army has made," said Ronnie Maxwell, manager. "And hopefully that will help us create more interest in public as far as people joining the military."

Now, all branches of the service have recruiting stations in this one location at 1183 Bonita Lakes Circle in Meridian.

Depending on which field you enter, enlistment bonuses can reach $20,000.