Friends since childhood, Matt and Charlie promised each other they would enlist together in the same branch of the military, after they graduated from high school, and take advantage of the federal government’s GI Bill program. Charlie was especially excited about enlisting since both his father and grandfather had served in the military and he would be the third generation in his family enlisting.
Upon visiting their local recruitment office, they were presented with several different options and choices, ranging from which branch of the military they wanted to enlist in, to what field they wanted to specialize in, and a list of forms to fill out and complete. During this visit, they also found out other requirements they would need to do before they could begin their basic training.
Matt and Charlie scheduled their visit to their nearest MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station), where they would complete their ASVAB (Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery), physical examination, and follow-up visit with a counselor to help them select their careers. They were informed they would need to bring along a copy of their driver’s license, birth certificate, and Social Security card.
Matt was pretty sure he knew where his birth certificate and Social Security card were, while Charlie knew he had his social security card but not his birth certificate. Charlie asked his parents if they had a copy of his birth certificate, and they told him they did and would get it for him.
A few weeks before Matt and Charlie were supposed to report to MEPS, Charlie reminded his parents he needed his birth certificate. His parents searched through their important papers, only to discover they did not have it. Charlie started to panic because, if he had to reschedule his MEPS, he and Matt might not start basic training together at the same time.
Frantically he called Matt and told him the bad news. Matt asked him if he had researched what he would need to order a new birth certificate. Charlie said his father had contacted the country records office in the state where he was born, but they told him it would take four to six weeks to get a copy of the birth record sent to their current address.
Matt suggested Charlie get online and search to see if there was an alternative solution instead of waiting that long. Charlie listened to his best friend, and it wasn’t long before he found Fast Birth Certificates.
He pulled up the state where he was born, saw what was needed, and was elated there was an “Immediate Processing Option” where he could have his birth certificate in four to six business days! This meant he would receive it in time before his visit to MEPS. Charlie ordered the birth certificate that day and, afterward, called to thank Matt for his suggestion to look for a faster solution.
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