Military says recruiting numbers still high in Oklahoma

Tuesday, March 25th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Despite the war, Oklahoma's Military Entrance Processing Station is still seeing a steady stream of recruits leaving for basic training.

The office in Oklahoma City handles the shipping of people from all branches of the military.

And officials there say Oklahomans seem very patriotic and supportive of the young men and women who join. Lt Com Robert Dews Jr: "I wear my uniform home and I make stops along the way and I'm greeted quite often. So from my personal standpoint I would say that in this area they are very patriotic and supportive of the armed forces."

Monday, the office sent 21 recruits to basic training and 15 more were in for testing.